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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

W: Waiting for the right idea and Word Count

In the latest issue 49 of Mslexia is an interview with author, Louise Welsh in which she says:

The Cutting Room"After the success of The Cutting Room, it was a case of that difficult second album. I think I forced it a bit. I thought I ought to start writing before waiting for the right idea..."She advocated, carrying ideas around for a while, taking notes and letting the ideas germinate when they are ready.
Now this immediately struck a chord with me, as I feel like I'm trying so hard to write that successful story that I've frazzled my brain.

While I wait for that big idea, maybe I should do my nails? Read a magazine?

Do you panic and force your writing?

Or do you enjoy the whole writing experience?

Oh anyone tell me how many words they plan to write per chapter of their novel?

I tend to aim for 2,000 words per chapter and achieve more or less as befits what is happening.
I'm being patient
Waiting for the right idea
I hope it's not long.