KMGN: This post made me smile.
I used to be able to write nonstop for hours. Then my fingers got old, my mind got wander-y, and my energy simply didn’t hold up like it used to. I’m not talking about the brief moment where you flex the fingers or have to make a mad dash to the bathroom because your bladder has had enough with ‘one more paragraph’. (And people wonder why I don’t work outside of the house.) I’m talking about a point where you can pause and let your mind gather itself for another marathon. This could be a chapter, chapter section, or anything that has an end to it.
I do a 10-15 minute break between chapter sections when writing and sometimes when editing. With editing, I try to push to the end of a chapter before I take a break. It really depends on how long it’s taking. The…
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