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Binge Writing

Surprisingly, I believe July has gone by really fast. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that I’m missing a few hundred words from my daily Camp NaNoWriMo goal. Or maybe it just seems that way. Either way, the days have gone by fast.

While I like to say that I’m all caught up in my writing, the truth is, that I’m not. Most of the times, I’m playing catch up. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to do anything. However, one interesting thing that I found about myself is that I like to binge write.

Maybe some of you are familiar with this. Basically, I like writing a whole lot in one sitting (or one day) and then do no writing the next. It’s almost like watching a show, playing a game, or reading. I’ve found that this method works well for me. It’s less stressful and I don’t feel as guilty for not writing everyday.

As I mentioned before, I want writing to still be fun for me and enjoyable. Life got to the point where I couldn’t write everyday and that caused me a lot of guilt and stress. While it is valuable advice, it wasn’t working for me anymore.

Thanks to the discovery that binge writing works for me, I don’t have to force myself to write everyday. This also means less stress and I can enjoy writing just like before.


Kassandra Carrillo received her B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. She enjoys writing dark paranormal fiction. However, she has dabbled in writing fantasy as well, science fiction, western, short stories, poetry, and scriptwriting, but she prefers writing novels. When she's not writing, Kassandra likes to crochet, practice her art, and stream video games.

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