What gets me going to write? That is a difficult question. I’m sure there are some authors who can rattle off one boost right after the other. But for me writing comes in spurts. I don’t just sit own the same time each day and write. I often lie in bed and think about my characters and what they need to do and experience to keep the storyline going. This gives me the energy to write, and when I get up in the morning I sit down at my computer and do just that, stopping only long enough to fill my coffee cup. Once finished, I may go for days until something inside says it is time to start up again. But when I do write, I make sure that I finish the entire chapter I am working on before I stop. When I have these creative boosts, I may write 4 to 5 chapters, making sure that everything fits together.
I know that many writers have a set time each day that they work. But that doesn’t guarantee your creatives juices are working. Something inside me lets me know when it is time. I just listen to that inner voice and the words seem to flow. Once I get the thoughts on the paper I go back at a later time and mold the plot together so it works, and at the same time add suspense and clues to the story.
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