The Productive Writer-Focus vs Diversity


A productive Writer has to find a balance between focus and diversity in order to be as productive as possible.

A Writer has to find a balance between focus and diversity in order to be as productive as possible.

I know that this soounds like an odd combination, but hear is what I am referring to as the place that i want to take this. I have found that in order to be more productive as a writer I need focus, but I also need diversity in my day to day writing so that I don’t get bored. I don’t want too much focus so that I end up getting bored and I don’t want to get too diversified so that I lose my focus.

I recently read some place that you should never have more than five projects going at once. In the same token, I don’t think that we should have fewer than three going at a time. In December, I took myself down to three projects and finished two of them. Unfortunately, that third project I had slowed way down in doing because I had a number of other projects that I wanted to write as well. Not that I didn’t work on it, I did. The project, was Book IV in the Locket Saga: Sailing Under the Black Flag. It is now in the hands of my first beta reader.

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Donna Brown is pastor at Faith in God Church  1 1/2 miles south of Brandsville, Missouri on Hwy 63. Sunday services are at 10 am and Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:30 pm.   As Author Cygnet Brown, she  has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener

She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. which includes When God Turned His Head and Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues, and most recently, A Coward’s Solace, Book III of the Locket Saga

Her most recent publication were two booklets Help From Kelp and Using Diatomaceous Earth Around the House and Yard. Available in paperback.

.For more information about Cygnet Brown and her book, check out her website at http://www.cygnetbrow.com .

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2 comments
  1. Billybuc said:

    It’s a tightrope we walk with regards to focus vs diversity….great point. I have my animals to keep things real….feed them, water them, go back to writing…and then of course I have my outside job.

    • Yes, it is so easy to get sidetracked by all of the things that we want to do that we lose track of where we really want to go.

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