Writing Thoughts

The problem with falling terribly behind, (not opening word file since February…), in a writing project, is for me at least, that means you have to go back and reread everything you’ve already written. Which took me three days. I’m caught up and starting to slowly work away at my current story, this one takes the record, it has never taken me this long to finish a book. Part of me feels like I need to pressure myself to make this The Single Greatest Thing I Have Ever Written, and while I do think it is pulling together nicely, I have accepted that it won’t be perfect. And I am ok with that.

Part of the reason this book has taken so long is that I’ve gone through phases of ‘why am I writing this? Is this a good use of my time? Am I being a good steward of my free time by working away at this story?’. I don’t need to write or I will explode, I’m not that kind of writer, but I do need to create. And this seems to be the outlet I am supposed to use. So, I will finish this book. Eventually.

 

Quick edit….here is my official Guardians of the Galaxy review on GQKidz

 

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So many words…

At the time of writing this…

My turtle’s tank is filthy, the trash needs to be taken out, and let’s not even talk about the state of my dog.

But I’ve written.

This time is different. I’ve completed three books to date, and this fourth will end the series. I know this. It’s a very strange thing, and because it being the end I’m ok that it has taken me twice as long as any of my other books. I’ve been working with these characters and world for over twenty years and while I am sure the time will never come that I *truly* leave them behind but this will end the story as it is. Anything that would come after will be different. A new page, a new world, even if set in the old one.

My original goal was to finish writing the book by the end of 2013, I still think that is possible. And that’s important enough to fall slightly behind on other chores. Besides…Smokey is going to get groomed today anyway.