Yay! I finished Book 2 of my current project.
I’m especially relieved because I had been facing bad block. Well, I hesitant to call it writer’s block. I knew a lot of what I wanted to write, and had a rough outline. But I was intimidated by the project. It was so far out of my comfort zone. It was mostly a story of internal conflict. The guy goes crazy, so I was using an unreliable narrator. Plus, this story has themes. I know, all stories have themes, or they’re not really stories. But I normally don’t come at a story with themes in mind. I usually write the story, find the themes in it, and fluff them up more later.
I had a lot of challenges with this book. Like I said, way out of the comfort zone.
(my guy also points out that by turning, what theoretically could be 1 novel into 5 different stories, it’s extra difficult, because there has to be 5 different, complete stories, as well as an overall arch).
But I did it. It’s done! Since I was so scared of this project, I found that it helped to get outside accountability. I started posting my word meter to my facebook page. It really inspired me. It tore down my walls and let the words run free once more. I wrote about 10,000 words in 3 days.
So don’t be afraid of any project. If you’re not pushing yourself, you’re not growing and improving. Do whatever you have to do to motivate yourself. It’s worth it!!