So many folks hammer out their words every day, same words, same style, same approach… and no progress. Won't level up that way.
— Kameron Hurley (@KameronHurley) June 1, 2016
Saw this on Twitter the other week and it got me thinking about the writing process. I’ve always adjusted the way I’ve written to fit with my life, but somehow I’ve always believed that eventually I’d figure it out and find what works best for me. On the other hand, deep down I know I still have an endless number of things to learn. It’s a weird contrast of thoughts, and it’s jarring my brain.
The main point of the tweet is that sitting down to do the work doesn’t alone mean progressing in craft. Butt in chair, and finish what you start, are only the beginning. Even writing a million words don’t mean mastery unless you’re actively seeking it.
Do you agree? Disagree? Think that it’s fine to relax once you’ve reached a certain point?