RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
From: "Michele Marques" <marquesm -at- autros -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 13:51:04 -0400

Glenn Maxey wrote:
> [...] However, I seem to have fallen into the same trap that he did. When
> spend your working day writing words or mulling over words (many times
> boring technical words) for someone else, the last thing you want to do
> is write more when you get home and on your time.

I have a similar problem. I don't think it's just that writing is the last
thing I want to do, but that when you are working full-time, there are so
many other things you want (or need) to get done while not at work.

What I found helped to get me back into the fiction habit (at least briefly)
was to take part in Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). I (and at
least one other techwhirler) did this last November, and we've both signed
up again this year. If you want to give it a try, November is the month, and
the sign-up site (if you want to share the angst and/or word counts) is

For me, deadlines definitely help.

Michele Marques, Technical Writer
AUTROS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
marquesm -at- autros -dot- com <mailto:marquesm -at- autros -dot- com>

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