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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!!
So how do you get published? Currently working on a book but like you I am procrastinating! I just get stuck by I don’t want to give up! Thanks for this article!