My production of new words remains kind of slow. In the past week and a half I’ve finished just under 800 words. I’m judging that as okay progress though, since I’m thinking through the end of my manuscript and looking forward to illustrations and editing.
I had the unpleasant experience of hitting a wall that I know only too well: the point in the midst of everything where all your words look horrible and you hate everything you’ve written. I’ve had this experience with every damn thing I’ve written, and I know from talking with other writers that it happens to nearly everyone. When that feeling comes over me, I tend to run away. It’s brought me to a halt far too often, and I’m determined not to let it stop me again. I also know from experience that if I push on I can usually get past it. Finding the will to push on can be hard though.
Anyway, I’m thinking a lot about the next Round of Words, because by then I figure I’ll be deep into the editing and illustration phase. How will I set my goals then? Will I feel the need to write new words, even if it’s on another project? If I try to do that will I upend my work on this book? I am unsure but I guess I’ll face that question when I get there.
Here’s the blog hop link for today’s check-in. Keep writing, all you writers!