Well. This Wasn’t Part Of The Plan.
It appears that something has gone WRONG.
Actually, scratch that; it would appear that a good number of things have gone wrong.
I haven’t worked on my novel in almost two months. I haven’t blogged in around two months, either. I’ve barely written any fiction at all – or, indeed, anything related to fiction at all – in about a fortnight.
All in all, not good.
I’m pretty sure I know what happened with the novel, at least. I’d been plugging away at editing a particularly problematic chapter…and plugging…and plugging some more until, finally, I just grew sick of the whole thing. What I should have done at this point was to simply move to a different chapter; instead, I moved away from the novel altogether, and proceeded to flit between several different story ideas without settling on any of them. This wasn’t entirely a waste – I’ve actually now got a fair number of additional ideas that I’d like to expand some day – but it wasn’t really what I should have been doing.
But with that said: my real concern at the moment isn’t to jump straight back into the novel, but to just start writing again before this two-week dry spell runs on for any longer. Even a fortnight without writing will probably take a bit of time to properly recover from; should it extend to a month or more, I’ll probably have quite the struggle on my hands.
So, for the next couple of days, I’m simply going to be writing stuff again; I’ll be putting anything and everything onto the page in order to loosen myself up a bit, which is definitely needed at this point. Stuff, by the way, includes blog material…which just so happens to include the very text you’re reading right now ;).
But simply writing stuff was what I set out to do before, and that’s what put the novel on hold. At some point, then, I’m going to have get back to working on my book – and the longer I leave that, the harder it’ll be. I will therefore be going back to it before the end of the week – as well as gradually building my daily word-count back up in the meantime.
Anyone found themselves in a similar situation lately? Feel free to share down below!