It’s been awhile since I posted a writing update. It’s been awhile since I WROTE. Anything. Besides a book review or a Facebook/twitter/Tumblr status update. I go through these long dry spells where I just need to do something else. I’ve always heard that if you can quit writing, you should do it. But also that if you can quit writing, you’re not a real writer. Welp, by that standard I wouldn’t be considered a real writer cause I can quit with the best of them.
That doesn’t mean that writing isn’t on my mind. My book, Ruby’s, is always forefront. I just have so much work that needs to be done to improve it. And I can’t decide if I really want to query this novel, or self publish it the way I want it published, on my terms, with me in control…. it sounds appealing to the control freak in me. Aside from not knowing what the heck I am doing, anyway. I have feedback and grammar checks that I need to incorporate, plus another few review sessions… I’m just not feeling up to it right now. I did tell myself that by October I need to get on the grind because I wanted to start writing the next book for NaNoWriMo, Nov 1-31.
I’m also still very slowly updating the serial that I started because I missed updating a serial. :/ Yeah, I don’t know how that works. I’m kind of out of story and conflict and I really want to just leave it as is but I should probably find a way to finish it. It started off with two people who HATE each other (but really LOVE each other) and now it’s at a point where I’ve lost the fire between them that used to compel each chapter. They’re too sweet and loving and the story line is predictable ; we all know what’s going to happen, do I really need to write it out? Meh. SO that one is just kind of sitting. I might finish it, I might not, which disappoints some people, I am sure but you know that thing where you just don’t care?
I was also supposed to have helped to start up a writing challenge at the archive but it fizzled before it even hit the floor. Which is fine, because I swore I’d never run another challenge there.
This is quite the grumpy writer update! But you know…….. it’s reality.
I DO have some plans for writing and maybe publishing something, just to get my feet wet. It’s finished but needs editing and some rewriting and, again…I’m just tired right now. I’ve been doing a ton of reading, which is what I do when I feel dry and non-creative and tired of writing. It’s been good for me and I’ve picked up some really great books by some deep, talented writers. I wish I could absorb such talent and drive via the pages of their books.
Alas……..it has to come from me.