This week has been relatively stable. I feel a bit like I’m in the eye of the storm, just waiting for things to kick off again. So I’m taking advantage of it.
Elondria. Elondria has caused me a few problems this week. I was about 13k into the first draft on Friday, and I sat and stared at the screen, and admitted to myself that it wasn’t working.
I was struggling to get the words down, struggling to find the motivation to even open the file. So I sat and thought about it, and realised that it felt rushed. I was just writing to what it says on the index cards in Scrivener, to the plot points and scenes that I’d written down. The heart was missing.
So I restarted it. I know this can be a dangerous thing to do. How many times could you restart until it feels “right”? Many, if you let yourself.
But I think I did the right thing this time. It feels good now. I’ve been excited to write it, motivated to start writing, which is always a good sign. I’m now 5k in, and I might write some more later today if I have the time.
I’ve also decided to start revising my first NaNo novel, Into The Unknown. It’s been sat languishing since I last looked at it in 2014, and I feel like I need to be in a cycle of writing and editing, so that I’m always working on something, even when a project is “resting”. I’ve made a start to rereading and getting to know the story again, as it’s been so long. But it will always come second to Elondria. That’s my main project.
Today I wrote the next instalment in Winter’s story for Tuesday’s #blogbattle, so that should go up as normal.
That’s it for this week, I think. So I will leave you with these words:
Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.” Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.”