Information post: Thoughts over tea


Misc / Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

In case you’re wondering what this Thoughts over tea thing is, allow me to explain: it’s a new series of entries, literally written over a cuppa (sometimes herbals or coffee, though). When the beverage runs out, the writing stops and switches to prompt editing. Nothing is drafted beforehand. The reason why I came up with Thoughts is that I needed to get myself back in the habit of writing non-fiction, and it had to be something loose and free and changeable, something very easy to do and get over with. Something that would still be fun and wouldn’t feel like a chore.

I’m not saying that writing should always be fun. It isn’t. That’s a fact. If you write a lot, there are going to be days and weeks and sometimes months when it’s a real pain in the backside. However, it’s also okay to have something fun to write. For some people, it’s ficlets or poetry, for me it could be small slices of life or just, like a I named, thoughts. I do write fiction daily, too, but it’s very on the spot and often non-edited, written for the sake of the story and not so much for the writing itself, so I thought it’d be justifiable to get a bit deeper, especially as non-fiction is my main focus on writing.

Anyway, that’s about it with the Thoughts. Have you come up with any solutions to keep you going when you really don’t feel like it?

2 Replies to “Information post: Thoughts over tea”

  1. This is a fantastic idea! I'm looking forward to reading more from this series in the future.

    When I don't really feel like writing, what do I do… hmm. I often try to hack away at least something – if I get bored of one thing daily, then I switch to another thing daily.

    But I haven't yet found a foolproof system to keep myself writing.

    1. Thanks! I'm quite sure it'll work, more or less. Fixed word counts and what nots never work for me because I just get annoyed and stop doing it after a while… But yeah.

      Kind of forcing yourself is good sometimes but it's also nice to have something more enjoyable and flexible going on, at least for me, or I start feeling awful. My mind is in such anally organised blocks that what I do doesn't need to be – and shouldn't, or the blocks will conquer everything. Just doing it beats not doing it at all, though, that's for sure.

      Maybe switching could be it, then?

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