Something About Sheritta #22

IMG_20150626_120559What is your writing Kryptonite?

So, if I understand Kryptonite correctly, it’s a substance or thing that weakens my “super powers”. Put into a writing/author context, I suppose it would be burnout and reading poorly written books. I have made the mistake of reading a poorly written or very informally written book (the prose isn’t eloquent and rather casual or muddled) and it’s affected my own writing style. I often find that if I read something, that same style tends to translate into whatever I work on. That’s bad when I’ve been reading a contemporary series for too long and try to sit down and write a historical piece. The language is totally different, but my brain has been hooked in the present so much that I can’t write anything that resembled 18th or 19th century writings.
Burnout is also a problem. If the flow isn’t there, if I’ve been writing for days on end and haven’t taken a break to breathe, then every sentence and paragraph feels like I’m wading through mud. It slows my progress and can be disheartening. Therefore, I make an effort to space out my time appropriately so I don’t get too word-fatigued.


About Sheritta Bitikofer

Sheritta Bitikofer is an author of eclectic tastes. When she's not writing her next paranormal or urban fantasy novel, she can be found volunteering at her local animal shelter, shooting archery at a medieval reenactment event, doing Zumba, watching a historical documentary, or having coffee with her husband at their favorite café. A wife and fur-mama to two rescue dogs, she makes time to write engaging and moving stories about shifters, vampires, and magic that enthrall readers from cover to cover.
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