Writing Vs. Submitting

Do you find it easier to generate content than to revise? Furthermore, beyond that (and more importantly), how often do you submit your work to journals for their consideration? I’ve been not-submitting for a while, now–simply because I fell out of the habit. No excuse, granted, but there it is.

I think the process of discovery, via writing, tends to be more interesting to me when I’m still in the beginning stages of going in a new direction or starting a new project, writing-wise. However, this could just be my latent short attention span tendencies revealing themselves.

It’s a fair question, I think, though: do some writers simply enjoy writing for themselves more than for the world? Is my hesitancy in getting ‘out there’ again merely making excuses for myself, or is it extended writer’s block as a side effect of the (now seemingly-perpetually) ongoing pandemic?

Published by DELS

Daphne Stanford writes nonfiction and poetry, and she hosts a show on her local community radio station KRBX: it's all about poets and poetry, and it hits the FM airwaves every Sunday from 5:00-5:30 p.m., MT, on Radio Boise (89.9/93.5 FM or at radioboise.org). She holds a BA in English Literaure & Language from Reed College, an MAT in Secondary English Education from the University of Iowa, and an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Oregon. Find her on Twitter at @TPS_on_KRBX or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ThePoetryShow.

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