Friday, 17 February 2012

Writing habits - how have you done?

So, how have you been going with your writing habits? Have you got rid of the bad ones and improved the good ones? Here is how I am getting on. The bad news is that I still can't resist checking Smashwords to find out how many people have downloaded The Railway Angel. (Looked on there before coming here - it was 1212). I keep telling myself that to see it going up still spurs me on to keep writing the other Angel stories, as the readers might like that one enough to want more. (I happen to know that the reviewer on Amazon does want more). Excuses, excuses I know.

The good news is I am reading something to do with writing before I write/type, which puts me in the mood to get on with things. I was reading a writing magazine that that didn't last long. Now I am reading something v exciting. Alex Ryder Mission Files. If you want to read something to help you world build, then this book is the thing. It has documents detailing histories of the villains, drawings of the equipment and facilities that the villians had created. I've not finished this yet, but it is great to read. I think once that is finished, I will go through all my reference books and start reading those again. Anything to do with writing will get me in the right frame of mind to write.

Next time I will ask about goals.


Tonya Kappes said...

I'm so glad you found something that gets your creative juices flowing. And that you know what you need to do to keep it going.

Julie Day said...

Thanks, Tonya. I feel if you find something that works for you, then stick with it. A bit like buying shoes that fit perfectly, you buy more.