Thursday, November 17, 2011

writing pyramid

I'm doing a course and I've learned there are 4 stages of the creative process, and each stage is a bigger process and takes more time.

Thinking & Dreaming is 1, and is quick (10% of the time).
Researching is stage 2 and it takes more time (about 20%).
Drafting (which is my planning) is 3 and it takes longer again (30%).
Editing is 4 and it takes 40% of the whole process.

It all makes sense now. It takes 90% of the time to go from my dream to something I can submit. No wonder it seems to take so long! Sometimes my dreaming takes weeks to nail down - that factors into a long process from dream to finished. So I'm not "doing this all wrong" :)

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