So, in case you didn't know, I am working on a novel. It's been a long process. When I say "long"...the last time I guesstimated the time this novel has taken me I figured it to be about 2 years. That's from conception to now. It has completely changed from my original idea to what it has become. Now that I'm graduated I have decided it's time to get focusing on finishing this seemingly neverending project.
That is easier said than done. I have had major writer's block for a good...I'd say...six months. There's no real reason for it. The novel itself wasn't lagging as far as story. I just couldn't get the motivation to write. And I wasn't exactly sure where I was going with it.
One night I forced myself to write and I had a little breakthrough that only lasted a couple days. SLAM! Another brick wall in my way. This time I wasn't certain if I'd ever be able to finish the story let alone write another story again. I was worried that I had set myself up to do something for a living that I would end up hating. All those years of schooling and writing papers had, in my mind, only drained me of any creative juices I had.
Luckily, I was wrong. All I did was force myself to write. I knew that if I could just get to this certain point in my novel, I would be all right. It was just getting to that point that was going to be painful. Hopefully that part won't be painful for my readers.
Lately, I've been on a writing streak which has been quite exciting for me. I haven't felt this jolt of energy for writing in a really long time. I know it may not last that long, but, for now, I am going to ride this creative wave.
(If you want to read what I have written so far...I am willing to share if you ask nicely...)
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