Hey pals! Apologies for missing yesterday – I meant to blog (and write) but honestly, I just kind of needed a night of doing nothing. As I said in a previous post, I’ve been sick! Today I feel almost 100% back to myself and was able to write a little on my lunchbreak!
I’m not sure about you, but sometimes it’s really hard for me to jump back into writing. The last time I wrote was before Thanksgiving, so… almost two weeks ago? Dang, I didn’t realize it was that long. I’m realizing that I tend to write in spurts. I can write for hours every single day and then sometimes, I don’t write at all for a few weeks. On those first days back, I find it really hard to start again. I think a lot of it is imposter syndrome kicking in (my brain pretty much being this vine) so that’s something I’ve been trying to write through today. I’m feeling like all my words are boring – which, they very well might be – and I need to remember that that’s okay and I can fix it in editing. Since I’m on draft 5 of my current project, I’ve been feeling like this draft needs to be sparkly clean (lol @ myself).
This is also the first time I’ve tried to outline a story and then write it. One of the main reasons I’m a pantser is because when I outline, I kind of feel like I got the story “out,” you know? Like I’ve written down everything that happens (with a fair amount of detail) and then I’m like… what’s the point in writing this story now? I already know what happens. However, I couldn’t not outline this story since it’s from two POVs and pretty much four storylines have to intersect throughout the whole book.
So today I’m feeling a little “meh” about my writing and what part I’m currently on. I think I’m going to listen to some music that I’ve previously saved for the two characters I’m writing a scene for, eat some chocolate, and let myself write.
Hope y’all have a happy and safe Friday! Thanks for checking in!