Let’s do a David Letterman style Top Five Writing Weaknesses of Traci Hall:
5. When faced with writing daily pages or going to lunch, I always pick lunch.
4. I hate marketing, which is just as much a part of writing as, well, writing.
3.Deadline looms and all of a sudden I realize the bathroom needs painting. Or the kitty litter needs changed. Or I have to stick a pencil in my eye.
2.I have the attention span of an ADD toddler. “It was a dark and stormy -Squirrel!”
1. My number one all time weakness when it comes to writing is DOUBT. I doubt that I will be done, I doubt that anyone will like my story, or that a publisher will buy it, or that the paper the book is printed on will be sturdy enough to withstand reading in the bathtub.
5.Once I do sit down to write, with that looming deadline, I somehow manage to get it done.
4. I am blessed with being a fast and prolific writer.
3.I have an active imagination to go along with my ADD
2.Mama didn’t raise a quitter, so no matter how many rejections come my way, I – insanely – keep going.
1.My number one strength in writing comes from a support network that kicks serious butt. When I’m down in the dumps – like seventh layer of hell dumps – they throw a fire proof life line. They offer unconditional love – even if I haven’t showered in five weeks due to deadline mania. Most importantly, they treat me and my work with respect while tossing the occasional cheeseburger at me so I don’t starve while racing away at the keyboard.
What are your strengths and weaknesses? Do tell, because I am nosy