Hello! I thought I would take a few minutes to say hello to everyone this morning, as well as give a mini update on what’s going on in my part of the world.
As many of you know, I tend to be an emotional writer. The challenge of pouring everything into my writing (emotionally), especially if the content is depressing, is that if I do it for an extended duration, I send myself into a downward spiral. From August to early December, I wrote a lot, even more than what’s represented on my blog. In December, I was sick, the holidays were weighing on me, and I spent a few weeks mentally and physically exhausted. Over the last month, I’ve been recharging, written a little bit, and sketching the storyline for my book.
Last year, what started as a short story, turned into a longer story, and kept on growing. As I completed the first 15k words, I toyed with the direction, changed the plot, and nearly trashed the entire thing. It was time to put a frame and build. My biggest challenge right now, besides being a turtle writer, is trying to decide novel or novella. I’m just going to keep writing and see where it lands. This is going to be even more challenging as I’m working professionally again. After not working since early 2017, I’ve now immersed myself into a full-time job. Big changes are amidst!
What can you expect from me in the coming months? Well, until my routine settles, my posts will probably be 1-2 times a week. Sure, I may have more posts as inspiration hits, but I’m also focused on my book. I’m going to release draft versions of partial chapters at least monthly. I do this because I want to share it with all of you and hopefully get constructive criticism. It’s 6:45 AM, so time to get ready for work (so weird saying that again).
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!
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