My name is Helen Treharne and I’m a seat-of-your-pants writer. I never suffer from writer’s block. I never have a shortage of ideas. I can happily switch on my computer and just type.
That’s a good thing… right?
The wealth of ideas and ability to soak up inspiration like a sponge is marvellous. I am grateful for this. But it also has a downside. I can have far too many ideas to do anything meaningful with any of them. I can write so furiously that when I do stop, it’s a grinding halt because I’ve realised some awful plot problem… or even worse, I want to rewrite everything I’ve already written as this new super idea is the best freaking’ thing ever and I MUST include it in my story now.
Sound familiar? There are lots of us out there- happy, productive writers, who produce reams of work and then spend endless amounts of time editing and rewriting.
This is my default behaviour, but I’m finally beating it. I now like to think of myself as by recovering fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants writer. I wonder if we should form some sort of association and have meetings. It’s useful to have a way of frequently reminding yourself of the perils of poor planning.
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Thank you John Howell for hosting my tour stop today! I hope you all find the post interesting. Please pop over and visit his excellent blog. http://johnwhowell.com/2015/02/10/rrbc-rave-reviews-book-club-authors-spotlight-tour-helen-treharne/