What happens when you don’t intend to take a break, but it somehow ends up happening?
That’s what I’m currently asking myself when it comes to writing. My TCK novel was going superbly well. I was flying high, making strides forward, producing work I was excited about.
Then it all stopped.
Except, it didn’t exactly stop. Just the measurable, numeral, accomplishment-feeling stuff that stopped. Instead of writing, I began focusing on the background of what was really happening because I realized I was in over my head and had no real clue of what I was doing.
This month I’ve been immersing myself in the world of TCKs. I’ve been reading books, talking to people, following TCK hashtags on Instagram. Then at night when I’m too tired to do much else I lounge around watching Youtube of various TCKs and people from around the world. It’s been very eye-opening and showed me that I’ve gone in a rather narrow direction with my novel and I need to rethink things.
So March hasn’t been an exceedingly productive month when it comes to writing, but it has been a very learning month for me. And I’m okay with that. It’s a different pace, a different focus, an interlude in my writing world.
I just have to remember that before long I need to cut the chase, stop researching and get back to writing. Because ya know, that book won’t write itself…
Setting: At church (we just served the food for a luncheon)
Listening to: The Greatest Showman soundtrack (Surprise, surprise…)
Question of the Day: Do you like sunrises or sunsets better?