It feels great to be writing again.
I’ve quit coffee (and caffeine) so many times over the years that I feel like I should know everything there is to know about caffeine withdrawal. And yet, I’ve been surprised this time, and some of that may be because I’m paying more attention to the longer-term effects of it than I usually do. TodayContinue reading “Unexpected side-effects of caffeine withdrawal and lack of motivation”
I currently have ten stories in progress. The longest one is at 66,000+ words and the shortest is at 188. Overall, I have more than 107,000 words of unfinished stories waiting to be finished. This is the natural result of keeping multiple stories going at once. I’ve been working on the premise that I shouldContinue reading “It’s time to write on fewer stories at one time”
I forgot to post my October progress post. :) That shouldn’t be a surprise. I also forgot I was going to post about NANO. That update is out of the way and now I’m going to do the October progress post. :D October words: 19,168. That’s far under where I wanted to be for theContinue reading “October 2019 progress”
April was a great month for writing. I wrote more than 50,000 words. May has been fantastic. But I’ve recently finished a book and now I’m fighting to keep up my momentum. Finishing a big project leaves me feeling adrift. I have to stop letting myself feel like I’ve finished something when I finish aContinue reading “Fighting to keep up my momentum”
I made plans before I finished my last book not to start the next in that series until I’d written the book that I already have in progress. I’m attempting to keep my enthusiasm for my projects high by managing them better. It’s easy to lose enthusiasm when I write a few thousand words andContinue reading “That didn’t last”
I had to take some drastic measures to get myself working again, and it’s turned out to be a pretty simple thing. What I’ve done, I think, is just break some patterns I’d slipped into. First, I bought a couple of books, after writing a blog post I never posted. I would resolve not toContinue reading “Breaking patterns”