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    Indarican's Progress Journal

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    Ok so this is the project journal for my novel, I have been writing this book for over a year but with huge gaps of procrastination and self doubt. I feel like maybe with this journal I would be able to motivate myself a little more to not give up on myself even if I think I am doing it wrong.

    As it stands right now, I have 62,207 words down with 29 chapters done. I don't really have a written plot line or anything like that its more of the story is coming out organically. I'm hoping to get 2 more chapters done by the end of the week!!
     
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    ugh, nothing done last night,will try again today! :-(
     
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    I got a whopping 293 words down yesterday. I feel overwhelmed.
     
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    still nothing! I did start my character profile though, and have been thinking through the was to introduce the Phantoms a little better, not that I have come up with a better idea yet, but at least the plot is on my mind
     
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    When the will to write comes its just non-stop!! 8 pages done just today!!! I really might finish this book within a week!!! I know i have so much editing and formatting work to be done after it but to finally get through with a whole novel, start, middle and end is not something I thought I would ever really accomplish. I'm freaking happy!
     
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    Book one of my 7 book series done. Now to get onwith book two
     
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    WELL DONE! Big achievement :D
     
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    11 pages done today and I may even come back and write some more later tonight!!!! Woohooo!!!!
     
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    14 pages done today and over 7000 words. I love this! For someone who thought I would never finish one book to be on the verge of writing my second. Its an awesome feeling!
     
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    getting really discouraged with writing. I know its good to get feedback and I am grateful for it, I am definitely one of those people that would rather know the problems instead of people telling me all is well or how wonderful it is. But now after everything I am starting to feel like maybe I am just not a good writer, maybe I am like one of those singers who swears up and down that they are great when really their voices sound like nails on a chalk board.
    Maybe I really just suck and I should stop wasting my time.
    :meh:
     
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    I haven't read your stuff so I don't know how good or "bad" it is, but it really doesn't matter. Writing is a craft like any other: some may have a natural aptitude for it but we all have to work at it to get any sort of real proficiency.

    A few weeks ago I read one of my first ever drafts for a laugh and IT WAS NOT FUNNY. It was so bad I couldn't even get through it. If someone sent me that to beta read today I would open it and think "oh shit, where to start?" When I look at the stuff I'm producing now it's like a completely different writer. And trust me, I still have a lot to learn.
     
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    Thanks @Tenderiser, I know it takes work and I have no problems doing it, but it just seems like so much that I will never get the hang of.
     
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    You will. :) We're all here to help too!
     

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