I found the following posts on Ally Condie's blog, in which she answered questions about her writing process. My favorite tidbit is that she writes "several hours a day during the week and a full day on Saturdays" ...and she has stuck to that routine for years. Isn't she awesome? Yep, she is.
Not to mention that she said, "The other advice I give is that, if this is truly important to you, DO NOT GIVE UP." And she put it in all caps. That's my motto, never give up. I have to repeat it to myself a lot, and reinforcement is good.
Oh, and in another post Ally mentioned getting inspiration from Michael Phelps. I've been thinking lately how inspiring all the Olympians are (I love Gabby)...and if we want to succeed as writers, we have to be willing to train and work as hard as they do.
So here are Ally's posts:
And in case you're wondering, I'm very close to completing that rough draft for my critique group's Tuesday deadline. Yay! Rough, yes. But also complete. And that is so exciting.