Time for a Change

This week I’m doing a bit of moonlighting by writing my posts in the evening because of all the things occurring during the day. Those who follow me, know that sometimes I also experiment with the time of day that I write. Playing around with time, place, and location may help your writing get unstuck.

I feel the mood of my writing can change depending on the time of day because of shared experiences and memories. Some of us might feel more energized during the morning and some of might feel our creativity spike after the sun goes down. Your job as a writer is to find the place where you tend to thrive.

Part of my personal battle with anything I do is keeping things interesting, and away from feeling like a repetitive factory line. I might fine tune processes but I still have to trick my brain from thinking it’s trapped in some boring routine. In other words, I don’t want one of my passions to become a job.

This is something I’m struggling with right now as I turn my art into business. I might joke with my husband that I’m going into my “sweat shop” but I really don’t want it to turn into an assembly line of the same things over and over again. I want to create what I feel like creating, and not get trapped by a best seller.

I see this happen with writers who reach the top of the best selling list and their plots become cookie cutter. Their work is done by a team of writers who follow their previous style of writing. Their writing turns into a housing development, where you’re left with a row of houses that all look the same with a different paint color. What if I want to be the one ugly house on block?

Of course, the decision to give over your work to a team of writers is up to each individual as their books grow but I miss the surprises of authors who go that route. I don’t know if you agree but I do want to know what you do to keep your writing process interesting. Feel free to share in the comments.

Well, you probably guessed what your prompt for tonight is. Make a change to your writing time, place, or location this week. Experiment a little. Then, review your work to see if it’s affected. You might make a change based on the results.

(My blogs times may vary for the next few weeks but the important thing is that I’m here.) My Monday through Friday posts will return regularly at the end of May!

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~Yoon Ju

Published by yoonjuwrites

I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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