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NOVEMBER’S QUESTION: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?


Besides people reading and enjoying my work? And the surprise awards?

Mm… Perhaps having conversations with my fictional friends. Or writing pieces that surprise me. Maybe it’s having word sprints with fellow writers. (Between my Twitter group and my NaNo region’s encouragement, I wrote 18 803 words yesterday – day one of NaNoWriMo.) I definitely enjoy creating new worlds and situations, and figuring out what makes a villain tick.

But one favourite aspect?

Writing itself.

Though carpal tunnel might make it difficult some days – and won’t it just flare up when deadlines loom? – I work through the pain to get those words out of my head and on to the page. Even if it’s in my illegible handwriting. (Yesterday’s scary thunderstorm – lightning taking out the electricity and hail appearing out of nowhere – once again showed that I enjoy writing with pen and paper.)

Love writing with this pen - especially in orange!

Love writing with this pen – especially in orange!

Come on, won't this notebook's cover inspire more than a mocking cursor?

Come on, won’t this notebook’s cover inspire more than a mocking cursor?

There’s something magical about words flowing onto the page from the pen, somehow linked to my thoughts…

Mm, coffee’s probably a good idea right now  😉  I’m off to write more of my first draft for NaNo. My word count will definitely not surpass yesterday’s, but perhaps it’ll rival it?

What about you: what’s your favourite aspect of being a writer? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Do you prefer writing on your laptop, using apps like Scrivener, or do you like paper and pen?

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