Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Writing Process

How organized are you when it comes to writing? Do you set aside specific days or times to write?


Lydia said...

I'm not organized at all. I tend to spend a certain amount of time (say, a month) with little to no creative thought that can be easily translated into a poem or essay.

And then often there will be set amount of time (say, a week) when I'm highly creative and productive with my writing.

It's odd.

Nathan P. Gilmour said...

When I'm not swamped and have a project I'm working on (not a frequent combination), I can usually find about half an hour every day to sit at the keyboard and compose.

When I have too much else to do (that is to say, most of the time), I just try to carry a notebook with me for when thoughts occur.

Lydia said...


How often do thoughts occur for you?

Nathan P. Gilmour said...

Looking at my notebook, I'd say anywhere from daily to once every other week. As I noted in my own blog, I did succumb to image-purchasing impulse and bought a Moleskine notebook, but since I have, and since I can now carry a notebook in my pocket at all times, I've been jotting far more than I used to.