Thursday, August 11, 2016

Stuck In The Middle

As the sorry state of this blog can tell you, I’ve been neglecting my writing something fierce. Don’t worry, this isn’t a pity blog. I’ve just chosen to go in different directions for a while.

Direction One: Cuteness

I had a baby! She’s pretty fantastic.

Direction Two: School! 

I’m back in college. It makes me feel old (which is pretty sad when I’m only 27). That doesn’t matter, because this time around I’m going to get that certificate.

Those things mean that I’m not spending a lot of time on writing. I miss writing like crazy but it’s going in my opportunity cost folder.

The hardest time that I’m having with it is that my story ideas aren’t moving forward. I’ve been in the middle of the same draft for two years or more, and I’ve been workshopping another for a year. That’s a lot of time to spend frozen in the middle of a single project. Like many writers, I struggle with losing interest. I’m torn- do I abandon these projects and find something smaller (and more exciting) to work on, or do I keep plugging away? On the first project I’m about 70% through, so I’m planning on sticking that one out. On the second- well, we’ll see. I start school soon, and if it’s another year before I get to it that idea may end up in the ‘wish  I could of’ heap.