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 Posted: Mon Sep 5th, 2011 06:25 am
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singsational_playwright wrote:
Nice. I like that. Thanks for sharing.

Does writing in a blog every day count as writing every day? I mean, obviously it is writing, but if you're set on working on a new play (as I am) and you find yourself blogging instead, does that blogging still count as daily writing? I suppose blogging is better than not writing anything at all.

I'm away from my bookstore cafe this week, due to not feeling well. I have been online and on my blog, but I have not worked on my new play. I'm not sure yet what to do with Act II of the new play. I have an outline, but I'm not sure I like it. Perhaps I'm just letting the play simmer in my head a bit this week, and when I go back to it I'll be able to look at it with a fresh set of eyes and a better outlook on the project. One can only hope...

I saw this and I found it interesting. Does writing in a blog count as a part of one’s goal to "write every day"? It's a good question, and I think it might be interesting to note the difference between writing, and creative writing. Of course blogging counts as writing, you said it yourself that it is obviously writing. But would you call it creative writing? And is your goal really to "write something creative" every day?
I am extremely new to creative writing in general, and I've found it relatively easy to write every day, but not to creatively write every day. Now I don't think that's to say that blogging isn't useful and I certainly agree that blogging is better than not writing at all, but I do feel like there's a difference in mentality when you write a blog vs when you write a story, or a play. What do you think?
As for your play, I'm sure that when you do come back to it you'll have a fresh perspective. Sometimes you need to find that new perspective, the obvious challenge is not to let that sensation go on for too long.
As I said I'm new at creative writing in general, and I feel like if I don't keep on top of my writing, I'm in danger of letting an idea sit rather than working on it. In point of fact reading this post reminded me of a play I'm working on with some friends that I've not touched in weeks.