The last four days have passed in a pleasant haze of writing. Once I got started again, I couldn't stop. I'm very lucky to have a supportive family - and that winter weather canceled most of my other responsibilities.
Yesterday morning, I finished the first draft. It's novella length, which is what I expected, and I really love the story. I can't wait to start editing.
But, I will wait for a bit. I always take a break between completing a draft and editing. I need to step away from that world for a bit before diving back in. I also have a bunch of other things going on, so a break is necessary. I'm entering the last two weeks of a show, and I have a couple audiobooks to record.
Always busy - good thing I love all my jobs!
I saw this on Facebook this morning, and it was just what I needed today. I'm at a transition. It was not really an expected change, and it's caused a battle with my ego. I'm getting better at not taking things personally, but this one was definitely a blow to my pride. I felt insulted and angry at first, but once I'd had some time to think, I decided to look at this in a positive way.
This is an opportunity. I have let go of one aspect of my life to make room for other things to grow. I'm using this as a chance to work on my writing. I was determined and focused on it before, but life got in the way. I had too many other things going on. I couldn't make progress the way I wanted to. Now, I will have more time.
I've got plenty to keep me busy. I feel like I am drowning in writing projects right now. It's a good feeling. Switching my focus will give me a chance to really try being a writer. I just have to embrace change.
Em is a writer, theatre director, and hiker. She likes mixing horror with magical realism and adding sci-fi twist.