So, after my last few posts being about the possibility of publication and then critiques, I now find myself….unable to write. Every time I sit down in front of my word document, I can’t seem to get inside of my protagonist’s thoughts anymore, and anything I do manage to write sounds ridiculous and poorly-written. So for about a week, my daily word-count was anywhere from 500 words to absolutely nothing. For someone who usually writes 2,000 words a day, this was more than just a little frustrating.
For a little while, I tried to write a short story, just to get me writing something, but….my ideas seemed to have disappeared. I couldn’t think of anything to write about. And when I finally did come up with something, it all seemed highly ridiculous.
Then it occurred to me—oh, wait a minute, I still have to finish the novel I was working on for Camp NaNo. I may have just written the midpoint at 50k, which probably isn’t the best place of a midpoint to be in a YA fantasy novel, but still. That novel still needs to be finished.
So, I guess this is my way of saying I’ve switched projects again. I’m still a little disappointed about not being able to work on the other one, especially after spending several months looking forward to going back to it, but I’m content with this other one and I would like to finish it as well.