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But what about the moments that make it all worth it? I don’t think we talk enough about them.
So, let’s talk: what’s your favorite part of writing?
For me, there are two parts that I can’t get enough of:
- The discovery—the moment when a character comes alive—really comes to life for the first time on the page—when they do something unexpected or say something that makes you grin every time you read over it, that moment when you can say, “Wow, I really found you.” Discovery can be in the characters, in a world you’ve created that finally clicks, in that plot point that you’ve needed for days that suddenly hits you…the discovery is easily one of my favorite parts of writing.
- Wow…I wrote this?—This part I suppose is more of my favorite part of rewriting, since it tends to come up much more often after a bajillion drafts, but when you read over something for the umpteenth time and it hits you that it’s right, that it sounds finished, that you wrote it…that’s something really special.
Let’s take a moment to focus on the parts that make everything worth it. Tell me guys, what’s your favorite part of writing?