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July 5th, 2023 - Switching voices is hard work

I'm been trying to raise my daily output again lately. Not just within creative fiction but with writing more generally. The main difficulty is switching between the writing projects that are for me and the writing that's orientated towards making money.


At present my routine is close to the below:


07:30 - 08:00: Show up at desk for writing exercises

08:30 - 10:00: Fiction writing

13:00 - 16:00: Find time for other writing (digital and copy work)

21:00 - 21:30: Journal before bed


Right now the difficulty is having a very productive morning and then feeling too much of a writing burnout to carry on with other writing in the afternoon. I read a Nicolas Cole article on Medium about his output of 10000 words a day and one thing that did stick out to me was the difficulty in switching voices. Which I think is part of the problem I'm seeing.


I'm trying to write creative fiction, digital non-fiction and sales copy back to back. That's a lot of mental gear-shifts. Maybe I need something to relax and reset between each voice. Or a way of getting into the voice of each format - maybe some reading or research will help to get into the voice of copywriting for example.

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