I've had a very slow writing week. That tends to happen after big surges. That tends to happen after I hit chapter 7, to be completely honest with myself. There's always a point in my writing where the new idea stops being new, the excitement wears off, and now I'm left to grind through the… Continue reading When things slow down, the critic gets louder.
I hit 20,000 words! The average YA/romance novel is between 50,000 to 80,000 words. Using 80,000 as my goal, that's about 1/4 of the way through the book! Woooo! I'm a big believer in celebrating wins, even if they feel small. This belief stems from my very bad tendency to...not do that at all and… Continue reading I’ve hit a milestone! Let’s celebrate!
My emotions have been all over the place this past week. This could be attributed to many different things, but I think the main one is burnout. I'm sure I'm not alone when it comes to the stressors of day jobs and creative work on the side. Working all day to come home to creative… Continue reading Can I keep writing through burnout? Should I?
Last week I cranked out 4.5 chapters of my new book idea! That's so much! I don't know how many words that is because I haven't pulled it into my "official" writing software yet, but it's a lot. I write around 2-3k words per chapter (usually closer to 3 if I can help it) which… Continue reading Writing fast and slow
Working on one writing project was beginning to feel redundant, monotonous, and (dare I say) boring. Until I found what I was trying to say. I started this project last May, or rather I learned my main character's name. The first draft was finished near the end of September. Writing so quickly was like a… Continue reading Living and Learning