Last night as I was walking the dog, I listened to a podcast of an interview with a fiction author. Now, as you probably know, my goal for my own writing is for the process to be joyful, effortless, and fast. But you know what dawned on me last night as I listened to this interview? Not all writers regard joyful, effortless, and fast as the best way to write! I'm not sure why that is, but do you know what's important about realizing this fact? I'll tell you. The way we experience writing is a choice. We can choose slow, deliberate, and effortful. Or we can choose quick, easy, and full of pleasant surprises. I didn't always know this, but now that I do, I'm never going back.
Here's another great reason to have a dog: Walking him gives me more time to listen to podcasts and think about big stuff!