UUUHHHGGGGG – Another year here and gone!
August 27, 2018 Things that happen in my life!
Well like the title says, another year has come and gone, and I am still nowhere I wanted to be. I have made great progress on book two but stalled out when some personal tragedies took its toll this last year. I wish I could say that writing is all consuming, but I have found it very hard to wrap my brain around it. I feel like I have let my readers down and my characters, but most of all, I have let myself down. I know it won’t do any good to beat myself up, so instead, I am going to set myself some small but achievable goals to help kick-start my resolve to get book two done.
Spend several minutes daily talking to my characters. I know that sounds a little wonky, but after having spent so much time away, I feel like I need to reconnect with them inside myself and allow our friendship to rekindle.
Write down our conversations, even if it’s not related to the overall story. I think that they will have grown as I have this last year and we need to organize our thoughts.
Stop stressing over what is supposed to come next. As a character-driven writer, I often find myself not sure on what the next event in the plot is or how to get there. I fear I’m not going to be effective in descriptions or the why’s and or how’s that then I just don’t do anything.
Let the story flow as it feels natural. As stated in goal three, this last year, I have especially fretted over making sure the plot is going a certain way and I’m getting the feeling that the characters are asking for it to be something else, and I’m not listening, which brings me back to goal number one.
So wish me luck and hopefully, I will be able to release book two officially named Realms of Edenocht Descendants and Heirs, out for Black Friday!