At the beginning of the year, I knew I wanted to take time out for my writing and get away. I wanted to experience a new environment and get the creative juices flowing. I had in my mind that, what I’ve dubbed to everyone as “my solo writing retreat,” would result in a finished book and things would go smoothly as I prepare for the Writer’s Digest Conference in August.
Well, that wasn’t quite the case.
Fear. It can one of may blocks in the road for writers when they start or finish a project. I began to struggle with this after coming back from vacation and missing my self-imposed deadline. I kept putting my morning writing off until the evening and then I would say I’m tired and head to bed.
Anytime I did “try” and write, I kept distracting myself on the internet.
Trying to think of ways to link your scenes together is as hard as looking at a blank page.
But the other day I realized that it was just the fear and self-doubt keeping me from going back to what I enjoy.
I was going to write about my word count this week, but I felt like I needed a little more time and break down my process better. So, instead, here are a few audio things that I’ve been enjoying these last few weeks:
The email was crack in my confidence–I almost started to cry. I had my thoughts of how it would go if I got accepted. I was ready for that. I was excited for it.
In my head, I’ve kept up with my word count and I’m breezing along to finishing my novel by Dec. 15, 2017. In reality….
I guess this is somewhat of letter saying that if you’re struggling writing at this point in time, you’re not alone.
Sorry, I did not post Monday, or last week with the video. I decided that I will reshoot my video and post it this week – it will be up on Thursday. I will also do a regular blog post for Saturday.
Don’t worry, I will get back on my Monday blog post, Wednesday video (for the following week) schedule soon after this week.
Panera and two coffee shops later, I found a decent spot at the library. Go figure, right?
On May 9th, 2015, I graduated from Kent State University. Two weeks later, I was at a copy […]