This according to Nathan Bransford on his blog. Reminds me of what is happening with my writing lately, without the clean house. However, my garden is demanding and getting a lot of attention.
Step 1: Start a novel
Step 2: Write 50 pages in a month
Step 3: Write 5 pages in the next two months
Step 4: Stare at the screen
Step 5: Despair
Step 6: Open a closet
Step 7: Eye cleaning supplies longingly
Step 8: Clean every square inch of your apartment/house, marveling at how much more fun you’re having than writing your novel
Step 9: Find a filing cabinet, organize it
Step 10: Find tiles, scrub them with a toothbrush
Step 11: Run out of things to clean, return to computer
Step 12: Stare at the screen in a freakishly clean living space
One thought on “How not to write a novel”
Hang in there, cuz.