It nags at my sleepy mind until I sit up, wake up my laptop, and type until I can no longer remain upright. When I fall heavily back onto my pillow several hours later, my thoughts are slower, my brain emptied and ready for sleep.
Using a prompt from a writing group I’m a member of on DeviantArt, I created a short story. As usual, I don’t know where this came from, but there you have it. I should probably add a content warning, as well. It might be triggering on these topics: self-harm and suicide. You can find it here: Seven Devils.
This article sums up my personal feelings on this issue quite well. Continue reading here.
Written Today: 1,041
Current Total: 44,172
Well, I have begun writing scenes again. This is a good sign, I think, even if it’s for another book. Yea, I’ve given up fighting it, at this point. If scenes are going to crawl out through my fingers, fully formed, I am not going to stop them. Work continues, on three different novels. I’ll be honest, I thought it was going to be harder to keep that many stories straight in my head, but they’re different enough that it seems not to be a problem, at the moment. We’ll see what happens.
This update is quite short, I know, but I’m exhausted and I used the last of my energy to write that tidy, little word count up there. So, I am calling it a night. As always, thank you for reading, and may you have a lovely evening.
It must be said that I have a pretty extensive library of books, and I’ve begun to add literary magazines to the shelves now, as well. A good part of this library includes books on writing, on editing, on reading like a writer, and those full of writing exercises that keep me from falling prey to the boredom-born monster who goes by the name of Writer’s Block.
Due to a major arthritis flair-up in my right hand and wrist joints, I only wrote 904 words Thursday and none at all yesterday. It’s still pretty uncomfortable right now, but today is Saturday and it is officially NaNoThon so I’m going to do some writing! I plan to catch up and surpass the word count I should be at for today if I have to take double my arthritis pain meds to do it. That sounds bad actually. I think I’ll just suffer through the pain, keep writing, and make my word count that way – probably with lots of breaks. Wish me luck?
Additionally, there are 4 days remaining before the fund-raising challenge is over, and I’m still only halfway to the goal! So if you want your name or a name of your choosing to be featured in my novel, please donate! (Click here for more details.) I’m also not above taking pledges for word count goals: perhaps something like a penny a word? That seems reasonable.
My current word count is 10,425. I’ll update later on with my progress.
Good luck to everyone out there who’s currently working toward a creative endeavour. You are all brilliant! Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!
PS: If you attach your email to your donation, I’ll send you a handwritten card as a thank you. You know you want to… I even use stickers and different colored inks to write them. ^-^