Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Writerly Wednesday ~ Consistency!!!

CONSISTENCY!

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Consistency is what I SERIOUSLY lack these days... *sigh*  And I know it's sooo important... especially for a writer.

Like cake batter ~ if the consistency is too thin?  So is the story.  Too thick?  Well, I don't want to choke my (future) readers to death!  I'm working towards the perfect consistency ~ the kind that makes for a moist, delicious, good-looking cake...err...story!  But, it's something I struggle with.  Blogging, writing, sleeping, cleaning the house, taking my meds...yeah, it's that bad sometimes.  I think about how nice "consistency" in all aspects of my life would be.  I'm working on it ~ :)

What about you?  Do you struggle with consistency in writing (or life in general)Be it the voice, the style, the time you dedicate to it on a regular basis?  Or is there something else you struggle with?

With that ~ I wish you ALL THE BEST working through your current struggles.  There's a bright light out there.  No worries ~ we'll find it.  Happy Wednesday, my friends!!

10 comments:

Meredith said...

Consistency in voice is always one of my big problems. If only there was some quick fix for all consistency problems. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

My challenge comes in trying to make everyone happy. Ain't gonna happen. I'm doomed to failure!

Michael Offutt said...

My latest project has proven to have really good consistency. This makes me happy. It was also a lot easier to write than the first novel. Either I'm getting better or am more comfy with the story in the sequel.

Myne Whitman said...

Life can be so distracting, especially with social media! I am working on my writing consistency too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I can usually manage the consistency part. I'm not writing at the moment, but that's because I'm trying to brainstorm my third book.

ali cross said...

Ha! Great post, Donea. Consistency IS so important. I often don't find my character's voice until near the end of the first draft, so I do have to go back and make sure she still sounds like her, lol.

I do all right with writing daily and such. But I could use improvement in other areas of my life!

Jess said...

I'm really sorry, but my eyes kind of glazed over your post after you mentioned cake. I saw other words and knew that had to do with writing, but my mind kept drifting back to that photo of moist, delicious, chocolate cake. Mmmmm, cake. You see how easily I get distracted??? So, yes, consistency is an issue with me :)

Caryn Caldwell said...

Definitely! It seems like I can't be perfect at everything on any one day. I'll clean and write one day but not exercise, then on the next I'll exercise and clean but not write, etc. It's so hard to keep up with everything.

Susanne Drazic said...

I've been struggling with consistency this whole summer. Maybe I should just say the whole year. I've been all over the place with stuff at home and with my writing or lack of it at times. I'm days behind on my blog reading. I'm really hoping things start to calm down and I get into a routine that works for me.

Kari Marie said...

Lately I've been struggling with writing consistency. I just can't seem to keepp my schedule. I hope to remedy that soon.