Romance Weekly Blog Hop — July 15 #LoveWriteChat


Thank you for hopping over from Dani Jace‘s post.

This week’s questions come from the scrumptious Jo Richardson.

Sorry I missed you guys last week, but it was a rare, fun holiday excursion for me, and one in which doing everything BUT go online was most welcome.

How often do you write?

Lately, not so much, but am doing tons of reading instead. To be precise, I would admit to the every day habit . . . almost. When I’m not writing, I’m reading. Being perpetually unemployed and broke affords me these two luxuries, ironic as that may sound. And, even when I’m not writing, my mind is writing for me – telling me stories, adding bits & pieces to stories that are in progress, or nagging me about a scene I know I need to rework but haven’t the time or inclination to do just then. I do have a body-clock schedule, though. From about 6 til midnight or thereabouts is when I really get in the groove – nightly – with Saturday being the least likely night to write.

Do you think it’s important to your craft to write as much as you can, and as often as you can?

I gave this question considerable thought and . . . I’m still not quite sure how to respond. I think by writing often there is the possibility for improvement, but unless you are aware of the things that need changing, you could be making the same, silly mistakes without realizing it. Which makes the question difficult and therefore brilliant! I do believe, though, that when it comes to an original rough draft, writing hard, often, and consistently is vital. Just get it done without stopping to think too much. That way typing THE END is likely, and you have a whole body of work with which to go back and crystallize so that it really shines.

What is your opinion on the saying “if you don’t write every day, you’re not a writer”?

I say hooey. Who makes up these rules, metaphors, and rigid guidelines anyway? Being stubborn, I will usually laugh before determining NOT to agree with 99% of these remarks. If they aren’t blatantly obvious, then they are narrow-minded or so obscure as to apply to less than 1% of the people they are aimed at. Since the end of June I haven’t written a thing other than this post, but as mentioned above, my mind won’t let me forget the fact that I am, indeed, a writer. I may not be accomplished, published, or recognized for this, but that doesn’t stop me or my mind from doing what comes natural. Tomorrow I will write, and then the saying will apply 😉

Thanks kindly for reading this, and now if you would head on over to Collette Cameron’s very pretty blog and read what she has to say, I’m sure she’d be thrilled to have you.

About RaineBalkera

Aspiring Author of Romance
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9 Responses to Romance Weekly Blog Hop — July 15 #LoveWriteChat

  1. Sounds like you’re percolating, Raine. An important part of the process. Nice use of the word hooey. 😀

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  2. J.R.Richardson says:

    I love your use of the word HOOEY Rain! And glad I’m not the only one that thinks so. 😉

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  3. sarahhegger says:

    Totally agree about how if you’re not improving keeping at it will only give your more of the same

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  4. jjdevine says:

    I cannot agree more about ‘if you don’t know its wrong you’ll keep writing it that way’ And your Hooey answer, LOL, I loved it!!! Terrific answers!!!

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  5. gemmabrocato says:

    Lovely post Raine. I’m impressed that you can write from 6-midnight. That’s when I’m trying to rest and recuperate from working or writing all day. Bravo for you.

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  6. Hooey! Absolutely perfect. Loved your answers this week.

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  7. Fiona Riplee says:

    I get into moods where I want to read a lot. I think it helps the mind relax and essentially becomes a hotbed of ideas. 🙂

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  8. Ronnie Allen says:

    Everyone has their own motivations and what works for them and we change. Great, honest answers!

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  9. Harliqueen says:

    Reading is just as important to actually writing is! 🙂 Great answers.

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