What is your process?

What is your process for writing?

I think I have talked about this before on this blog, (but maybe not?) — about the process of writing. It is very different for everyone. Some people cannot type the first word unless they have all their tees crossed and eyes dotted. Some people have to have a hot beverage (to quote Sheldon Cooper of BBT) at their elbow.

I am sort of one of those…and man, I so didn’t used to be!

These days, I won’t even start a writing sprint unless I know I have at least an hour to devote to it. I cannot work if I know I will have to end my session in less than an hour. Hence why I don’t write on my lunch hour at my job.

I have to get my writing mind cranked up, get my plot in mind, and my character’s voice in my head. I cannot do that on a time frame. And the more time I have, the better I write.

Add in a coffee house, like my favorite, Panera Bread, and I am all set.

But if I am editing…it is way different…but that may be a post for another time!

What is your writing process? Are you a hit and run writer or more like me, a long distance runner?

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Kim Smith is the author of Disk of Death, The Dread Room, Love Inn, and An Unexpected Performance.

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