100 Words of Writing Advice from Carrie Vittitoe, Blog Editor
Type. Think. Type again. Delete, delete, delete. Type. Delete, delete, delete. Ask “Why am I even doing this?” Fold laundry. Take a walk. Have a brilliant idea. Forget the brilliant idea. Take a shower. Remember the brilliant idea. Type, type. Delete. Go to bed. Eight hours later– Take a sip of tea. Read yesterday’s words. Delete. Type, type. Think. Sigh. Two weeks later– Type, type, type. Delete. Think. Email writing group: “Would you read this?” Wait. Delete, delete. Type, type, type, type, type, type. Make dinner. Watch a show. Read before bed. Type, type. Submit. Wait. Repeat forever and ever.
Carrie Vittitoe is a part-time English and social studies teacher, a freelance writer who has been published in several Louisville, Kentucky-based publications, a writing and editorial consultant for several nonprofits and small businesses, and a podcast co-host of The Perks of Being a Book Lover. But her favorite grind is being a mom to three children, a position she’s written about extensively at her blog, Mood-Disordered Mama.
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