Sunday, October 26, 2014


The problem with writing as a hobby, past time, or profession is that it isn't interesting watching somebody do it. Everybody just wants to see the final product. For athletic hobbies, past times, and professions, it's a different story. I feel like a three year-old saying this, but it's just not fair.

I like to think of myself as good at writing. I like to think of my first drafts of pretty decent quality; plenty of professionals need a dozen or more drafts before they have anything they dare show to anyone. But what I can't figure out is how to make it interesting to anyone to watch the words appear.

It seems to me it should be interesting. I mean, there are plenty of folks who make popular videos of creating pictures from a few strokes of a pen. Why can't we do the same with writing?

November marks the start of National Novel Writing Month, and I'm issuing this challenge to anyone who dares to participate: make watching writing glamorous.