Every now and then when I'm writing, I have this amazing sense of falling into my story and the words just flow like water. When that happens, I can sometimes write 5K in an afternoon.
Yesterday I had one of those days. And it has been a long time since that happened for me. I'd started to think I'd written all the easy stuff I was ever going to write, that no project was good enough to consume me to that level. So I let myself fall.
Unfortunately most of the time, writing each word is more like a battle. Some days I struggle to write 1K in an evening. Other days I do manage to hit my 1500 word daily goal, but wind up erasing most of it when I go back to read over what I wrote.
Recently, writing anything at all has been hard. I'm out of the habit and I blame publishing for it. Before I was published, I wrote on a schedule and kept to my daily word-count as best I could. Then edits and re-edits and line-edits happened, and all of a sudden all my writing time was taken up by that. And trying to figure out how to publicize my book.
Now the book is out and there isn't a whole lot more I can do for it, I'm back to writing. But writing is hard!
But on days like yesterday, I remember why I love doing it so much. And I wrote over 3K in just over 2 hours.
Do you find writing easy or hard? Any tricks to finding that sweet spot?