Do I spend too much time writing about writing?

I don’t know if this is a question that many writers ask themselves but, it’s one that has been at the forefront of my mind lately.

I spend at least an hour (sometimes) every day, writing about writing. Sometimes it’s merely an exercise to get my juices flowing (heh!) so that I can dive into my current project but, a lot of times, it’s a journal entry about writing. This writing can range from hashing out characters and plots to just whining and lamenting about the status (or lack thereof) of my writing career. When the entry focuses on current projects, I don’t feel so bad about it. In that sense, I consider it part of my daily wordcount. But when it’s just me whining I wonder how productive that sort of thing is.

We all know that measuring ourselves next to this or that person as a way to determine our goals or progress is counterproductive but really…knowing that it’s counterproductive and attempting to eradicate the behavior are two seperate things. Which brings me back to my question, do I spend too much time writing about writing? Sometimes it feels like another form of procrastination…

kinda like this blog post.



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