Many people start the Beginning Writers Workshop with the notion that good writers wait for inspiration to hit them, and then rush to their desks to capture the great prose pouring from their fingers. I agree that this can happen from time to time. Such a welcome occurrence! It’s great to be “in the zone”—almost as if someone is giving you dictation. The words just come. And they’re good!
But the rest of the time, the process may be less inspiration and more simple hard work. That’s the part I’m interested in today. When you write, what is happening to you? What are you doing? What is the mind/fingers/eyes/page interaction that you experience? See if you put this into words.