Thursday, August 09, 2007

Writing, Editing and Creativity

While I was writing my novel, The Pastor's Inferno, I found my mind flooded with creative ideas, often not related to the project on which I was working. After I finished my first draft and switched to editing mode, I found that new ideas were more sparse and it became more difficult for me to find ideas for my blogs and columns. I have not been able to figure out why this is. Maybe focusing on creative writing stirs up other creative images while editing keeps me focused on ideas I have already discovered. I wonder if other writers experience the same phenomenon.
(Windows- Tower of London)

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