Thursday, June 7, 2012

Neuroses Aren't Cool

I have found amateur authors love to talk about their writing neuroses. They mention the exact ways that things must be in order to even attempt writing, the things that cannot happen if they want to write, and whatever other kooky stuff gets them through the days. Conversation often turns to the neuroses of other writers, and how they may want to try to adopt said neuroses.

Every writer certainly has preferences, and I am sure that many writers have some kind of neuroses like the ones mentioned above, but these are not things to be spoken of with pride. Neuroses aren't cool. They're problems. They make life harder and they make writing harder.

My advice is to accept the neuroses you have, but don't be proud of them. Do the best you can with them. And if you are motivated to try a different method, try simply not having anything that impedes your writing.

1 comment:

  1. When people get into such discussions, it seems like one big procrastination effort.