In the world of writing, where am I?
I went back to work last week. That is why I have missed a week of posts. Please forgive me, work was draining. There are a few reasons I chose to go back to work, One the extra income could help me with my writing career, and it gives me a schedule. I will have to be smarter with my writing time, and better at scheduling it in. I do well with structure but I get bored with it so I’m glad I have a few friends to help keep me motivated.
I did get a few things on my to-do list checked off. I am in the final editing stages of a short story “The Coin.” I have been working on this piece for a few months now. I recently finished the draft of part 2 to “The Coin.” This will be put in a promotion for my email list sign up. Sign up before it’s released to get it first.
I am excited to say I have four (published author) interviews in the works. So keep your eyes peeled for those.
I am thinking about freelance work, I might do another story for the same company. I feel like it’s a low pay for a lot of work, and that frustrates me. The editing and payment process has been rough, making it hard to be willing to do it again. The good that came out of it was it gave me a deadline and structure. I have a week to set up a pitch and another two weeks to finish the story. I put a lot of work into it and into the images for the story. It might be worth it to add that to my work load.
My novel, I have the draft printed. That was an exciting day to drive to the copy store and pick it up. I have about 50 pages left to read, that won’t take long. There was definitely a change in the way I felt about the book once I had it in my hands. All the time and effort was real and I had something to show for it. I have it set up in Scrivener ready to start the outlining. Time lines with key plot points are on paper for 3 of my main characters. This is where I have been at for some time now. I am having a hard time wanting to work on it. I’m not sure if it’s just too overwhelming to even start or if I am just not feeling it. I have a few options to change what I am working on, It may not be the right time to rewrite Gypsy Hearts. I get frustrated at that thought. If I’m going to be successful at this shouldn’t I just force my way through it? on the other hand as an artist, I know that forcing something that isn’t working will only mess it up more. So what do I do?
I’m feeling frustrated and unmotivated to write. I feel like I am so far away from having anything ready to sit down to write. Maybe I need to add writing prompts to my writing practices, that may give me some good stories.