Hello, and welcome to my new blog. If you’re here from the old one, thanks for coming along for the ride. If you’re new here, I hope you’ll join in the conversation and add your voice.
I just got back from a week long holiday, dedicated to writing. While N had already booked the week off with the intent to work on her book, I went with the intent to write, period. I spend so much time editing and working on other people’s writing that I often fail to do my own. In fact, it’s been several months since I sat down to work on a new piece.
So off to Cornwall we went. My first day or two were spent working on some final things for Global Words (my social enterprise company). I didn’t really start writing until Tues, and I decided to work out a short story for a CFS. I seemed to slide into that pretty easily, until I realized the call was for a minimum of four thousand words instead of the more standard two thousand. But, I got to four thousand four hundred, and sent it off.
N convinced me I should begin working on the novel that has been buzzing about in my head for well over a year now, and dedicate Weds-Fri to it. And that I did. I ended the week with just over eleven thousand words on it, after three days. Not too shabby. And, I’m excited about it. I just have to manage to keep the excitement going, and not give up around the thirty thousand mark the way I usually do.
Question: What do you do to keep the writing mo-jo alive? How do you keep going when you hit a wall?
4 thoughts on “It Begins”
Might sound weird, but I read a little bit from a book about writing. That usually gets me going again.
That makes sense. I think sometimes it’s good to get back to the basics so you can move forward. Thanks. 🙂
Happy to find your new cyber home! Hope you are doing well, and just for the heck of it, I’m sending you lots of love and light. xoxo
Love the new place, glad to be here!