Thoughts I’ve Been Having And An Update

February’s writing goal has been going really well! So far I’ve managed to make every day save four, which I think is pretty good.    I’ve been dividing up the 750 words between my poetry doc titled “The Only Time We Forgot” which is at 3,226 words and my flash fiction doc simply titled “750” which is at 1536 words.   And I feel pretty good about everything I’ve done.

So recently I’ve been feeling stuck. Like I’m going in circles with my creativity and not going anywhere.  And I’ve actually been a little bit scared that I don’t have what it takes to write a novel anymore.  I know that’s dumb, but all I’ve been writing since November is poetry and flash fiction, and I’ve just been sort of scared that I don’t have the patients or the creativity to write a novel.  To top it all off, this month has been going so well and is ending rather quickly, so I’ve been dreading my goal for March.  My goal for next month is to pick something and completely edit/revise it for the whole of the month, and I’ve been planning to do a novel.
I was talking about this to my husband, whose also a writer (I guess I haven’t told you all much about him) today and he was being lovely and encouraging.  He ended up giving some really great pointers on how to help myself edit and so I’ve been feeling a lot better about myself and my abilities and next month’s goals.

The point though, of telling you this, is to ask if you have any thoughts or advice on editing. Maybe something that helps you edit when you’re in a slump, or how you get it all done. Editing is such a daunting task and I would be very grateful to get as much help as I can.  So thank you all in advance, I really really appreciate it.

 

 

A Quick Update

Here’s an update from my sister’s blog. Like me she dabbles in writing, and her stuff is really good. If anyone wants to help her out and beta-read I’m sure she’ll appreciate it. Thanks guys. 🙂

A Melody of Rohan

We are going to Mexico! Well that’s the plan at least. The soonest we can leave is three weeks from now, if everything runs smoothly. We are getting rid of stuff, clothes, and yes even books that we don’t need.  I’m going through old notebooks, I have a lot, and collecting my stories into folders that make sense so that I can actually finish a few and get some criticism.

Which, by the way if anyone would like to read some of my work and critic it I would be very happy to oblige.  Just ask in the comment section 🙂

I’ve already changed what books I’m reading for the British Book Challenge. Currently I am reading Death Comes to Pemberly and I’ll hopefully finish that and put a review on here soon.

Well that was quick!

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