Be it a stomach bug, door closing on my fingers, an exceptionally busy and draining work week, or getting locked out of my apartment at five am this morning, this week has been filled with delightful treats that take pleasure in muting the muse as I call it. But now that I've gotten all of the whining out of the way...
I really haven't written much this week, and while there are those contributing factors, the truth is I feel like I've hit a point already where it's kind of getting BLAH. I mean, I was writing, and I liked it, and I thought it was good (can't get confirmation because my friend who is reading it is in fact not reading it due to computer problems, SUPPOSEDLY) but then I hit a point where I feel like I'm just filling space to get to the next round of good stuff. And my problem is, writing a story makes it feel like it's much longer than it would be reading it, so I can't tell if it's dragging because of that, or if it's really because it sucks. So the wind has sort of been taken out of my sails for the moment, and I'm having a tough time rebounding with everything else coming down on me at the same time.
How do writer's do it? I mean, not the rich ones who write full time, mind you. If this was my life, I feel like it would be way easier, and if I had a problem I would have plenty of time to brainstorm a way to fix it. With nothing else to drain your creative energy from you, I feel like it would be fairly easy (no offense to full time writers who feel like writing is hard). If anyone knows any writers who also work full time who have a solution to these problems, let me know. Because I'll pay heartily for such wisdom!
Now, let's shake off the negativity for a minute, because goodness knows I didn't start this whole thingamajigger so I could come on and bitch all the time. People who know me in person know that I looooooove to whine and complain (that's sarcasm, but they would most likely confirm it, much to my chagrin), but that's not what I'm doing this for. Anyway, good job shaking off the negativity, eh?
Okay, negativity officially shaken off! So the other reason for this update is to let you guys know that I posted my Unedited Prologue on GoodReads.com this morning. Here is the link. I read through it and made a few tweeks here and there, but it's still not complete and may have some grammatical problems. I'm not really looking for any minor editing critiques or anything, but basic stuff like... Did you like it? Did it seem like it was novel-worthy? Did it suck? Was it confusing? So in those regards, I'm open to any feedback you guys might have. There might be spacing issues that won't exist in the book because I'm writing the book in Word, double spaced and properly indented, but pasting it over it all mushed together. So if I missed a paragraph break, I apologize! Thanks again for all of your support guys, and until next time...