Row80 2/8 Check-in

It’s been a bit of a frustrating week. My VYA is going well, even if it’s a small group of people commenting. I haven’t been writing as much as I would like. Last week was rough, and it just wasn’t easy to get any words down. I was working on Part 4 last night, and just felt distracted. Yup, I’ve been a lazy, non disciplined writer.

I feel like I’m at a frustrating point. I want to keep writing, but I have all those doubts nagging at me. I know I’m no Jack London, or JRR Tolkein. I know my writing can improve. It’s a matter of slogging through all those doubts and worries, and writing. Taking the time I’ve got, and writing what I can. Even if that is only 10 words.

I’m hoping I’ll be able to finish Part 4 tonight, and have it ready for Friday. There are those blog posts that are calling to me as well. Sigh. Such is life, right?

4 thoughts on “Row80 2/8 Check-in

  1. You should only expect to be yourself, Brian. And we all have a certain amount of “can’t write’ time. You’re doing quite well it seems. Especially if you’re getting votes for story bits. Cool! I’ve been wanting to do a similar thing… Haven’t gotten much success with that yet. But it’s smaller steps and learning as we go along…

    And I’m really curious now to read up on what your perspective on the publishing industry is. ;-D

    • Yes, it is a lot of learning. One thing I’m taking comfort in is that even though I know I’m not in the vein of Tolkein and such, they didn’t start there either. It takes time and practice. Even if my writing isn’t great, I can still tell the story and have fun with it.

      I should do a small post on the industry. I don’t know how much I could say that all of you don’t already know, but maybe tell it from the perspective of a printer. Thanks for the idea!

  2. “Slogging through” is what writing is, sometimes, but always to an advantage, which may not always be evident. As Eden says, be who you are and the rest will follow.

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