Writing Things You’ll Never Publish Isn’t Wasteful — It’s Essential


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog that tells us Writing Things You’ll Never Publish Isn’t Wasteful — It’s Essential

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Last year, I wrote 1 million words. I haven’t done the math yet, but I’m pretty confident at least 500,000 of those words have yet to be read by anyone but me.

2019 was one of my biggest years of growth as a writer in almost a decade. In writing as much as I did, I learned a lot about my voice, what I do and don’t enjoy writing about, and the kinds of stories I’ve spent many years acting too afraid to tell.

There are many people out there who are probably itching to tell me that those 500,000 unpublished words were a total waste of time. Why write something no one else is going to see?

Here’s what I have to say to those people.

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  1. Pingback: Writing Things You’ll Never Publish Isn’t Wasteful — It’s Essential — Author Don Massenzio | Novel Writing Festival

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