I often joke that no writer is ever happy with her process. In nine out of ten client meetings there is some point when the author expresses concern about her writing process or her inability to write the same way or at the same rate as others.
Stop and listen. Nine out of ten client meetings. It means that 90% of you feel like your process stinks. For those of you having success as authors I’m pretty sure that’s not true.
Instead of bemoaning your writing process and wishing you could do what the gal next door does just embrace it. If you’re a pantser who wanders around thinking about the book for six months and then only sits down to write when the deadline is looming embrace that (as long as you’re meeting your deadlines). Accept the fact that your process is six months mental, one month physical. Use your mental time to go on long walks, the gym, or the beach and when push comes to shove, write the book. In other words, quit wasting time freaking out about the fact you “should be” writing. You shouldn’t be. That’s not your process.