Feeling that “plugging in” feeling again. When I haven’t sat and typed for a really long time and the guilt begins to take over, then I don’t sit and type for an even longer time, so the guilt compounds, adding on, until I collapse unto myself like a dying star made of guilt and Mexican food.
What a great day.
Breaking a short writing fast here. Nothing too out of the ordinary, just life getting in the way and since this site isn’t necessary for my writing career, a lot of the times it gets pushed to the back. Which is fine, but that guilt lingers. I guess that’s the biggest problem I’m having right now: dealing with writer’s guilt.
Writer’s Guilt. Query Lull. I’m coining a few terms here in the Isle of Blogging, Fifth Draft location.
Currently In Front Of Me:
-The outline for Project: DEED. I’m reviewing the chapter flow, to make sure the characters’ arcs line up and convene to form an overall theme. This possible misalignment caused me to stop writing it a few years ago, but I still believe in the story and what it holds so I’m back to it. It’s a 12 page outline. Should only take me…*looks over at twin boys glaring at me from the playpen*…13 days?
-Project: GREY’s new outline is done. For those that might have missed, I’m adding on 8 or 9 chapters to the story to pad it out. In a good way, I must add, as some agents have informed me there’s a pacing issue and maybe I need to add some room to give these characters to breathe.
-Project: NESS, still in its first draft, is unfortunately the thing I’m working on the least. Since it’s a middle-grade contemporary fantasy, I felt working on that while also working on GREY (a middle-grade science fiction story) was a bit redundant. DEED is a middle-grade realistic fiction, so I’m working in two realms already. Felt like I might be stretching myself too thin if I’m trying to get two books with similar vibes off the ground at the same time.
Anyway. Wear a mask. Get the vaccine if you can. Tell someone you love that you love them. Talk to you soon.
Thanks for reading,