Journal

June 2019

Writing

I’m halfway through the rewrite, and it’s going amazingly well. I’m stripping out so many plot points, but my word count is probably double what it was. I think it’s because I finally committed myself to a horror as a genre, which is a far cry from the original sci-fi beginnings of this story.

It’s taken 6 painful drafts to get to this point, and when this is done, I will still need to do a round of line edits before I send it out for round 2 reads. As they say, you only learn how to write the book you are writing. Every book feels harder than before, instead of easier. Every book also feels more dangerously ambitious. I may have bitten off more than I can chew, but I want to try this anyway.

Life Lately

So writing has been the highlight of my days lately. In truth, most of the posts that have gone up here were pre-written a long time ago.

I have not been well. I hardly have the energy for conversation, and my inboxes have grown gnarly branches I long to prune. I’m hoping for some relief soon, but until then, things will be a lot more quiet on my side.

2 Comments

  1. “Every book feels harder than before, instead of easier. Every books also feels more dangerously ambitious.”

    Haha, yes, I think those two go hand in hand.

    “I may have bitten off more than I can chew, but I want to try this anyway.”

    I’ve been saying/thinking this to myself a lot lately too, haha.

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