Wednesday, May 04, 2011


Yes, that's the way it feels, like I'm working. At just under 9,000 words, my new story is nearly at the halfway mark. Let me tell you, this writing isn't coming easily. I've been out of the writing saddle for way too long for it to feel comfortable straight off.

And there's another issue. A big one. It's what's holding me up, I think.

You see, when I wrote before I had the world's best beta reader. I had the privilege of discussing, daily, what I'd written as well as what I planned to write. Talking a story out makes it easier to write, for me, anyhow. Now, there's no one to talk with, no one to bounce ideas off of and that is really, really hard.

Still, I'm not giving up. I refuse to let this stymie me. I'll figure out how to go around the obstacle because I know I'll feel so much better when the writing is sailing along.

The new story? Honestly, I'm happy with the way it's turning out. I love the characters, am amused by their situation and plan to throw all kinds of roadblocks in their path to happiness. Yes, I"m going to torture them a bit before I let them find their happily ever after.

I just wish I didn't feel so alone on this journey. I never have felt like I was going solo while writing. This is new and uncomfortable but, as I said, I'm not giving up. Just going to put my head down, dig my heels in and keep trying to put one good sentence after another.

Thanks for listening. I'll keep you posted on the story as it unfolds. You can bet I'll let you know when it's done!

So, what's up with you? Anything you'd like to share?

Thanks for visiting!


Melissa McClone said...

Just keep persevering. It'll take time to adjust and you may see your process change. But just keep going. Good luck!

I'm still trying to recover. This thing has knocked me down really bad!

Dru said...

Keep on keeping on. You're doing great and as each roadblock clears, the path will open up widely.