I swear, I’m back to writing the book I’m supposed to be focused on! 🙂 A few weeks ago, I entered a stalling phase on Shield, the final Children of the Sidhe novella. It was all going so well, and then the fear got ahold of me. The FINAL book in a series. With all of that PLOT STUFF and the need for it to COME TOGETHER. The need to GET IT RIGHT. I know what happens, but I still need to write it. Around this time in any project (about two-thirds written) I start thinking about the fact that people will be reading this soon. And then I get scared and start flapping around and have trouble focusing.
I’m pretty sure this effect will diminish with more books. I sure hope so. After all, there’s no such thing as getting it right. Perfection is an ugly hole to get mired in with writing. It can stop writers dead in their tracks. Luckily I already learned that lesson. 🙂
It took me a couple of weeks to figure out I was stalling, and where I was going wrong. In the meantime, I wrote one short story and worked on a couple of others at various stages. So while I’m a few weeks late on my “major project” of the moment, it wasn’t wasted time. I continued to write. In the long run, writing something every day will add up, instead of waiting for the muse and ending up with big gaps of wasted time. I definitely have enough stories to work on!
Now I’m back to writing Shield. I have about 8-10k left to write. I’ll finish it by the 25th, next Wednesday. Exciting! Here I go……..