BLOGWORDS – 26 April 2017 – WRITING RECOVERY MODE
WRITING RECOVERY MODE
I’ve said it before. I’ve posted about it and blogged about it.
I DON’T GET SICK.
I really don’t.
This time though… Bronchitis steamrolled me, and it’s lingered for weeks. Ten if you’re counting. I did. I’m over the bronchitis now, but my writing suffered miserably. Already I have cut writing my own posts to devote that time to writing, well, my stories. Of all my features, interviews are the next most time intensive for me. I love them, enjoy getting to know other authors. Rather than going totally “dark” and for the sake of me – my health – interviews and recipes are on hiatus, through April at least. Otherwise, I’ll never get Seasons did in time!
To date, I have written roughly 20K words this month, and while not impossible, it’s a tall order to reach my goal of 50K in the next 8 days! YIKES! I also have to edit The Long Shadows of Summer to be ready for my editor, soooo…..
WRITING RECOVERY MODE will continue through May, although (perhaps) not so intensive.
That said, I had designated April as my personal writing challenge month, RemApWriMo, copied after NaNoWriMo. (thus the 50K word challenge.) The challenge continues.
In my defense, I had some obstacles to overcome that I’ve not faced in my precious writing. This story clips along at a speedy pace—all four stories take place (and will be released) within the span of a year. Unsavory did not on either count, and I had more time to get to know my characters. I had to stop and realign my who’s who for the new series (which saves time in the long run) and will have to do character sketches as well. I love these (fictional) people but they’re all talking so fast and all at once…
Blogwords, Author Down, Writing Recovery Mode, #nointerviewsinapril, The Long Shadows of Summer, Seasons Book 1, The Tilting Leaves of Autumn, RemApWriMo