Well, this is bound to happen, if you write things with space ships in it, doesn’t it? Truth to be told though, life took over again, and there wasn’t enough time for the blog. So, what happened? The activity tracker happened, and aforementioned frustration with my writing. Oh, and I deleted close 10.000 words from the Apples. On purpose. Soooo…
What’s up for April?
– Surviving the Meeting of Doom, scheduled for the 24th – 25th
– Finish a cute little short story I started
– Finish plotting the Apples
Sometimes the most important thing is to be gentle to yourself. Although I’m itching to get the Apples back to 65.000 words, I know that April is not the month to do it. It’s probably not even the right month to try an write the short story, but I can’t allow myself to stop writing, otherwise May will be really hard. Like all the other muscles in my body, the writing muscle needs it’s daily workout.
Speaking of workout, this is the other reason I wasn’t around that much. The activity tracker showed me how much I’m actually sitting every day, and oh my lord, this was not a fun thing to see. So I ditched the writing after work in favour of doing something for my body. To the effect that this couch potato here has to admit that moving and working out is actually fun. (1) But a day only has so many hours, and I’m still struggling with doing everything I want to do without burning out. I realised, if I wanted to fit writing back in, I had to get up earlier. So I did, last week, and scibbled fluff into my notebook. (2) This week I plan to rework Chapter 1 into something more realistic or fill other plot holes. Right now the plot is more or less swiss cheese… *sigh*
How are you and your projects going? Any successes? Any losses? Are you stuck too? Let’s get unstuck together!
(1) Yeah, I don’t recognise myself either…
(2) Quite helpful fluff – sometimes it pays to just let your characters talk to each other, going in circles, revealing things, without the intention that it has to advance any sort of plot.