I’ve currently been working very hard on trying to get to the half way point of writing my conference paper. I’m currently at 1000 words. Its strange to me that I have been trying to writing for weeks and weeks. Then suddenly I sit down to maybe write a quick 200 words and I write 1000!
I’m an avid reader but have never wanted to be a writer, so I have a deep respect to anyone that decides to become a writer, just from my experience of writing at university I don’t know how you do it. I’ve always felt that my writing style was always to informal for writing essays (something that I struggle with). As I don’t believe I sound “clever” enough and this is why I write delete, re-write, then delete. Then after a while I leave my desk defeated. Someone on my course told me that “you have to sneak up and attack it” and I believe they maybe right, I sat down and just wrote; ignoring if the sentences didn’t make sense .
Although it can be frustrating to spend a day of sitting in the studio, staring at a blank studio wall trying to find any kind of inspiration to make something. Anything in the studio. Then to come home and stare at another blank page on my computer screen. Trying my hardest to have inspiration to write and then to make sense of what you have writing can be and endless circle of tiring anguish. But it will all be worth it when I hit that word count.
Wish me luck!