Monday, August 14, 2017
Must... be.. More... Productive...
One of my gripes about current trends in some writing magazines is the push to be more efficient, more productive, more... more. Perhaps it's because I'm a lazy writer, or perhaps it's because in my former job as a computer programmer, the emphasis was on faster output. Even now, I hear the galley-slave drum beat. But enough whining.
One article recently spoke of "... conserving, protecting, and leveraging..." your time banging words out. That word leveraging in particular is one that's always annoyed me. What I'd like to see are more articles on writing techniques, grammar problems, or ways to deal with writing slumps. Telling me I need to write more, harder, faster is not helping.
Sorry, folks, guess this turned into a gripe session, but I think there are plenty of other writers out there who've run up against this issue.
Keep writing, friends. Not harder or faster. Just writing.