So after completing the first half of Wraith: A Short Story and self-pubbing it with other short stories in Dreams Both Real and Strange- I hit a rut. Part of it is that my mind just needs a break after being on razor-edge focus. The other part was the anxiety of starting the second half of the story.
Don’t ask me why- but blank paper freaks me out.
So I took a break, read some other authors’ works, did some reviews, (which will be posted on http://kwmdigest.blogspot.com ) and let myself slide into enjoying someone else’s sweat and blood and tears.
But, at long last, I started back at it. I’m feeling pretty good about it so far. I submitted the first section to my online writing group- we’ll see what kind of reception it gets while I work out some other shorts to accompany it.
Hopefully, I won’t suffer any more writer’s block and I’ll breeze through and finish Dreams Both Real and Strange2 ASAP.
One thing that does help my writer’s block- is switching between projects. I noticed that if I get stuck on the plot of one story- sometimes switching to work on something else gets my writing flowing again.
I’m not sure why that is- but it has helped a lot. I’ve written about 36k words in The Dragon’s Call. My intention is to shoot for 90k in case I have to do any major editing or cutting. I expect that the finished product will be around 50k-80k words.
We’ll see. Now, back to the mill…gotta cook up some more words.