Doubt, trepidation, and anxiety are all fairly natural qualities in a writer. I know these feelings are not unique to me. And yet, that solidarity doesn’t make it feel any easier to approach writing. To get over the fear and actually write. When am I ready to write a story? I am a pantser. When I… Read More Am I Ready For This Story?
Can I blame the summer heat for my writing slump? It seems the only time I can manage to write anything is a couple hundred words during my morning commute, the subway AC blasting, ice coffee in my hand, tapping on my phone. Sometimes, I wonder if my neighbors on the train ever take a look… Read More Notes from a subway drafter…
I’m having a rough time drafting. It’s not that I’ve hit a wall, it’s that I don’t know what I am writing towards. When my WIP was only 50,000 words, not knowing where the story would end didn’t seem like that big a deal. But now it’s over 100,000 words. That’s pretty scary long, and… Read More Dial It Back, Yah Lunatic
August Word Count: 5230 Self-doubt: 1.5 out of 5 on a grimace emoji scale Current Mood: Next steps: Take it easy, watch the last few episodes of The Daily Show, mercilessly make fun of the Republican debate/circus for at least the first 30 minutes before getting bored and going back to drafting my WIP.
August Word Count: 2,819 Aha Moments: 0 Self-doubt: 3.5 out of 5 on a x-ed out eye emoji scale. Current Mood: (Gif source: http://giphy.com/gifs/yes-maybe-GVH7ZnzMGFEjK) Next Steps: Write some words before I go to work. Then cry because I may never find a way to the end of this story.