Progress is Key
by, 01-17-2012 at 01:54 AM (188 Views)
I set a goal for myself about a week ago. I began writing a novel of mine and decided that this novel would be it! This would be the novel that I finish. At the time, when I made that decision, I was overflowing with creative juices, excited to just get my thoughts down, and I was so intrigued by the story. I was drowning in inspiration, and it was positively delightful. However, I've found myself here, just recently, straying from that excitement. Of course this is what always happens. I get excited, start the novel, get bored of it, and move on.
Thankfully, though, there is a method to the madness. I try to write everyday. Even if it's just a paragraph (which, as stated before, I aim higher than) I try to get something down. As far as at least doing something everyday goes I've done pretty well. For the first couple of days, I was just shelling out chapters, one after another. I guess chapter six has decided to be the difficult chapter.
This chapter has become incredibly difficult to write. I can't explain why. I don't know if the scene is just boring for me to write, or if the inspiration has just dried out. In fact, inspiration is so scarce for this chapter, that I was moved to start a new book. Which I shouldn't have done, but I gave into temptation. The ideas for the new story were distracting me from my first novel. Of course, as I predicted, I got a couple of paragraphs down for the second book, and then became bored of that.
Perhaps it's not lack of inspiration. Perhaps it's stress. I've had toothaches lately, my carpal tunnel has gotten SIGNIFICANTLY worse, and I've been getting headaches a lot. Perhaps, after I finish chapter six I'll take a two or three day break. Perhaps I'll take it before I finish. I don't know. The real challenge lies with getting back into a writing routine after break. I know that taking a break, though, would do wonders from my carpal tunnel. Just stay away from the computer in general. Bye, bye Facebook!
And, right on time, the pain hits. My headache is worse, and my carpal tunnel is beginning to become unbearable. :/ Off I go. To pass out. Hopefully tomorrow will be less painless and more productive.