I’m actually feeling properly inspired to write! This doesn’t happen often. I mean, I’ll write poems fairly regularly but I can churn those out pretty quick. It’s the story writing I struggle with.
But the one I’m writing now, Whispers, isn’t boring me yet. I’ve published the first two mini chapters on here, and actually have three more potentially ready to go. And I do have a form idea of where it’s going and how it will get there. I just need to keep the inspiration levels up and not get bored. Or succumb to pressure.
The reason I can’t do NaNoWriMo or GloPoWriMo or any other WriMo is the pressure I would be putting on myself. I can’t write every day. I can’t force the words. I write mostly as a means of therapy (and to make money – buy my book, yeah? Please?) so putting pressure on myself would be doing the complete opposite of what I’m trying to achieve.
So with Whispers I want to pace myself so I don’t suffer burnout or lose interest, but also not give the inspiration time to wane. I’m going to aim to release one new chapter per week. I have three in the bank which keeps the pressure off, but will stockpile if I do keep writing at my current pace.
Finally, if you have read them or do read them, I appreciate and value feedback. I know I’m not good at dialogue, but beyond that I could really use constructive criticism. The pace of the story, plot holes, missing information, things like that.
Anyhoo, thanks and remember: don’t accept sweets from strangers👍