Writing other things while your focus should be on your current project….guilty.
I’m going to take a tiny break from my poking around the NaNoWriMo forums, and unburden my mind on something.
I spend an awful lot of time writing about writing when I only have one book out, don’t I?
Seems strange, especially to me.
Thing is, Tolkien wrote a bit about writing and he only ever released two books (Lord of the Rings, for those who don’t know, was only a trilogy due to paper shortages). I certainly don’t believe I’m half the author that Tolkien was, nor do I disregard his academic writing … but his fiction is only two works. Silmirilion, and others are unfinished and posthumous publications.
Thing is, a person who writes can know a lot about writing without being published. If this were not true there would not be writer discussions everywhere on the internet, and before that on Usenet, and before that…
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