Oh, Monday, Monday, Monday...
It was a good Monday, overall, but not a good Monday for writing on the manuscript. I managed to squeeze in less than an hour before work, but no work was done on it outside of my thoughts for the rest of the day.
My combined word count for this draft, including a GMC chart is 3,119 words. I'm impressed that I have that much and must have written more this weekend than I realized.
We have some who have started new stories and some who are revising existing stories. Some of you we have not heard from, but I know you are with us in spirit! The key is to keep your head up and keep moving forward no matter where you are in the process of writing.
If you all will remember, just a few short months ago, I was pushing hard to finish a manuscript I'd worked on far too long. It was hard work and I had many road blocks, but each road block helped me reach my final destination. My ultimate goal was to finally submit it to a publishing house that had requested it a year or so before.
Don't despair if you have reached a huge wall and are unable to write. If you are blocked in a scene, try to go back from the beginning and read your story, for enjoyment. Mark places you are bored or that you feel you are trying to skip over. This will indicate the place where your pacing is off. Call your friends and talk out the story.
Sometimes, though, you need a break from it. Take that break and enjoy the life around you. The story will be there when you return. It will be published all in God's time. He may have planned this break just for you.
Where are you in your writing journey today. If you're frustrated or tired, bring those forth. We're here to support you and move you through the valley.
Look, just ahead! Look at the promises waiting for you on the horizon!
Don't give up!