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Writing versus Production · 4 February 2017


There are times when I wonder which is more important, writing or production. I know it is a silly question, but there are times when I wish I was writing instead of getting my blog post ready or creating some simple art or typesetting a book getting it ready for production. (I know, there are no typesetters anymore.) All those things are parts of the writing process, but I cannot help but think that I ought to be writing when I am doing the other tasks that still pertain to writing but are not writing. It is quite the conundrum.


I suppose it would be nice to be a real writer. One of those published people whose sole means of support is from writing. Then, I could spend the time I need to spend on writing and the things that go with it. I could blog and do social media and create art and work on all the writing projects that I have bottled up in my brain. Or maybe I could have other people do some of the things I do not have time to do. But alas, being that type of writer is not on the horizon as far as I can tell. After all, being mediocre does not really sell.


So I need to make choices on how I spend my writing time. Which means that sometimes I am doing the support tasks for my writing that need to be done. But most of the time, I am writing when I am supposed to be writing. When I choose to be writing.


Well, that is about it for this topic. I have no idea if it is supposed to go anywhere else. I just know that writing and the other tasks that support writing are both important. They deserve time and energy. I also know that when I need to be writing, I am writing. Which for a writer is the most important thing to be doing. Period.

© 2017 Michael T. Miyoshi

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