New Work Crossroads

New Work Crossroads

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Random | 4 comments

I’m having a bit of a trouble lately. I came back from holidays on Monday, after a very long hiatus from the blog, social media, and writing in general. Life got crazy and so I took a break from everything. Now I’m slowly getting back into things, and it’s a lot more difficult than I imagined. The social media aspect of things isn’t so much of an issue, but what to write is. Prior to my break, I’d been working on the first book in The Nova Chronicles. Since then though, I haven’t had the direction and focus to keep working on the piece, so I’ve set it aside for now. I jump back into it and work on some of the chapters I’ve already written from time to time, but I haven’t added any new content. Instead, I’ve been working on new projects…err, kind of.

The thing is, my focus is non-existent right now. My mind wanders, imagination takes random leaps, and I seem to be having trouble moving forward with anything. I’ve written close to 5k words this week, but it’s been spread out between three or more projects, all of which I’ve started and stopped with the exception of one. That one seems to be the one that has captured my attention the most, and so I’m trying to work with it, but that is proving difficult too. With life having been turned upside down, I know my focus is elsewhere and it will take some time to get it back, but it’s not easy to accept. I’m trying very hard, as I want to have my next book out this Fall, but so far I’m moving one step forward, half a step back. In other words, things are moving slowly. This is all to say that there is a new book coming, I’m just not certain which book that will be. All the projects that I’m currently starting and stopping all work within the Fantasy genre, as that’s the slice of pie I love the most, I just haven’t been able to determine which one will make it out alive. Nova, or one of these new  stories being put together.

Since I promised to be updating the blog more regularly, but haven’t managed to do that, I thought I’d give you an update on what’s been going on. I try not to blog unless I have something to say, but sometimes I think you just need to write out what’s going on in your head in order to help remove the obstacles. Whether anyone reads that jumble of words is neither here nor their, but at least it’s out of your mind and somewhere else. I did manage over 2k words yesterday so that was a positive step forward, but today is proving to be less of a success. The good news is, there is plenty of day left to accomplish something.

Here’s to hoping you’ve had a great week, and to a fantastic upcoming weekend!

    4 Comments

  1. I think the ideal of writing what’s running around in your head is a great way to exercise it from your mind. I started writing at a young age as a therapeutic way to work through my problems and emotional turmoil I couldn’t keep from creeping into my mind. So try, it I find it’s an amazing way to clear your head. I have books full of stories about the most influential happenings in my life. Who knows maybe one day all those stories will turn into a something more.

  2. I hope getting this out on your blog helps you get refocused. When I bounce around projects, I overwhelm myself. I have to force myself to think of only one story and run with it. It works for me.

  3. Thanks for sharing this. I know that when things get crazy and life happens getting back to the grind can be hard. But it is always good to take a break and step back from things.

    I am glad to hear that you are trying to get back into writing and I am glad to see you back in the social universe! 😉

    As far as writing goes, when I stopped writing my book for about 6 months I found it was near impossible to start writing it again. I seemed to have lost all my motivation and the flow of the story. No matter what I did I couldn’t write for that story. For me it took sharing my story with someone else and getting their interest in my story. Once I shared it with someone I had someone to talk to about it and their excitement and ideas got mine flowing again. I usually share my ideas with my husband, but for some reason that just wasn’t working this time. So I had to find someone who I knew would be honest to share it with.

    Don’t know if that will help at all, but I definitely think that just writing is going to help. Get those ideas out. And even though I had my heart set on The Nova Chronicles, I will forgive you if I don’t get that series right away. Just keep writing. You are extremely talented and you definitely have it in you! 😀

  4. Dude trust that you’re a badass and things will fall into place!

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