April 30, 2016


Yay, it’s over, thank gods, it’s done!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t plan to write another dammed word in a story for at least a week!



So close I can taste it

24,018 / 25,000

I wrote 1,187 today, and I’m just under a 1,000 words from finishing. Thank fucking gods! I’ll finish tomorrow, fingers crossed/knocking on wood.

The perfect distraction

Is thinking up a new story. Because having dozens and dozens of unwritten story ideas already waiting isn’t enough, lol.

A good friend recommended Sarah Addison Allen, and despite the fact that I was only looking for something to read till the next time one of my fav authors put out a new book, I got hooked, lol. Reminds me of Practical Magic, though Allen has her own flavour.

And now I can’t get the whole style out of my head. I keep thinking of character ideas, which is unusual for me; usually I start with a scene, and then figure out the characters as I play with the idea. Now I have characters, and am trying to work out the story!

I’m really, really tired of writing my current story. Three more days and I can run away!


Another update

I’ve gotten behind on blogging, which is a sign of anxiety, I think.

Anyway, I’ve been in a cycle of not writing for days, and then pushing out the wordcount I need in bursts that keep me up way too late into the night. Reluctance, anxiety, blah blah blah. All stuff that keeps hitting me and I have to stop for a bit, then struggle to get back into it.

You can have NO idea how much I’m looking forward to the end of April!

I’m more or less where I’m supposed to be though, which is nice if surprising.

I think part of my struggle is the desire to fix things. I’m looking at the frantically thrown out words I’m writing, and all I can think about is how I got it wrong. But I’m being smart; instead of going back and rewriting things, I’m keeping a list of the areas I don’t think are right and what I think the proper tone/missing bit is.

Arcana by Charlie-Bowater