My Writing Process

Here’s my writing process:

  1. Think about [subject] for days/weeks/months.
  2. A sudden “A ha!” hits me out of nowhere and my writing brain fires up unexpectedly, without warning, usually at the most inconvenient time.
  3. Get it out of my head, fully formed, as quickly as possible as if possessed by some demon spirit.
  4. Ship it.

No shitty first drafts. No sloppy copies. Even my longest work has followed this pattern from think about things long and hard to coming out fully formed.

My writing process flies in the face of every “writing guide” I’ve ever read.

I say this to let you know that there is no one true way except the way that is true for you.