I am writing a book! I’m so excited to share the story(ies?) that goes on in my head and have so many plans for different books. There is so much that goes into writing a book, but sometimes I am not motivated to write a book. I have been really down lately, and my anxiety has been pretty bad, so the book, blog, and Instagram have all been on the backburner. I originally had planned on the book being published in mid-2021, but it will take a little longer than planned. If you would like to get updates and special perks sign up to be a part of my email list below!
Being in a writing block but still trying to be active online has been pretty difficult. I was doing NaNoWriMo’s November writing challenge, and while it helped me want to write more so get to the goal of 50,000 words, I also feel like I was so focused on getting to the word count that I lost my story. Naturally, I ran into a few road bumps in the story, and I felt like I had to figure out a solution quickly to keep going. I actually started not to like the way my book was going. No worries though, my book is back on track, and I am really enjoying where it is going. I’ve decided I really want to take my time with this book. I’m not sure when Ceaderwood will be finished, but I am excited to see where the book goes.
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I have been comparing myself to a lot of people right now. Seeing how quickly and others were writing their books and their support from other people, and it discouraged me. I feel like everyone is leaps and bounds ahead of me, and I will never catch up. There is also a lack of bookish friends in my life, so I feel like I don’t have a lot of support. When I first decided I would write my book, I went to a friend who had also published a book. I figured I at least have their support, but I was wrong. I felt as though they didn’t actually care, and I haven’t even heard from them since. The lack of support I sometimes feel makes me want to give up, but on other days it pushes me to write. Don’t get me wrong, I have a couple of friends that I can talk to a little bit about writing, but they aren’t big readers. Some other factors make me want to stop, but the lack of support really gets me. The worry and stress of how I would want to read my book and how I will even get it out into the world also make me want to stop. I’m a worrywart, which sucks because it holds me back so much. I know I should focus on the story, but some days it’s just so hard.
If you have any advice on writing please let me know! I am slowly getting back into writing. I am really excited to share my stories with everyone and see your reactions!
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Stephen King’s book On Writing helped me…it is half memoir, half advice for writers like us.
Best wishes with your writing!
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