Are You A Dutiful Writer..?


Dutiful – definition: filled with or motivated by a sense of duty

Image found at Utopia Moment by Jack Ruttan…unfortunately link has crashed.

Dutiful writer

Writing about 2,000 words in three hours every morning, ‘Casino Royale’ dutifully produced itself. I wrote nothing and made no corrections until the book was finished. If I had looked back at what I had written the day before I might have despaired. Ian Fleming

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/11/20/daily-routines-writers/

http://ollinmorales.com/2012/12/26/schedule/

Please visit these links – great tips.

I must admit I do not have a set schedule although having to submit a blog post every day and creating a prompt every Saturday does take some organizing. I do try to write at least five days a week, even if it is only a short response to a prompt or a revision to a current project.  My target for 2014 will be a more ‘structured’ writing week to include more freelance opportunities. I am still pondering the frequency of my blog posts and the theme. Writing just when the muse whispers would probably not be as productive as having a schedule but we have to balance when we are inspired as well. My initial thought is – Monday and Friday evenings split between editing my current and previous manuscript and commenting on fellow writers projects. Wednesday evenings focus on freelance work, promotion and submissions. Saturday prompt onto writing website – http://www.wfscsherwoodpark.com and Sunday creating blog posts for the following week. Will I keep to this or refine it? Who knows…it is after all a work in progress.

What is your writing schedule? Do you have one?

Any tips for keeping dutiful?

Just as a side note I’m keeping myself warm today – weather warnings in affect – we have a -40 wind chill – flesh freezes in 10 minutes! Keep warm and safe everyone.

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4 thoughts on “Are You A Dutiful Writer..?

  1. Hi Mandy, you’ve got a nice blog. It might be a better idea to ask permission first before posting a graphic from someone else’s site. Still, it’s fine using it as is, and linking back, (or at least trying to). Unfortunately, my server crashed the other day, and may have taken my old Blogger blog with it. I’m still hoping they will come back. Otherwise I’ll take what backups I have, and set up on a more reliable server. (Below is a temporary web address!)

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  2. Not recently; stuff going on. BUT, I have to say that when I do write, I just write and edit when done. Works out well, that. So I agree with the late Ian Fleming; despair would bubble and flow. 🙂

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