Throughout most of my rough draft, discouragement was my biggest obstacle. And I thought, having completed a novel already, I wouldn't have the same discouraging thoughts bombarding me during my second book. Well, I was wrong.
For the past two weeks I've been in a cleaning frenzy.
Iconic London. One of my favorite cities.
How many words should a writer write in a day if they could?
Last week, the first publisher I submitted to rejected my novel.
Writer's block. All writers know the feeling. Sitting down to write, but the daunting view of the paper/computer screen/typewriter/etc leaves you paralyzed and wordless.
A stronghold and lookout tower. As I stood gazing from below, my imagination roamed over story after story that I created for such a place.
As I'm editing, and also as I'm getting feedback from others, I've noticed three words that getting rid of significantly improves my writing. Here they are.
Getting back into the grind of writing is difficult for me when I've traveled somewhere that has put my emotional headspace to different use.
Fear is a real part of my life. A real emotion I feel every day. And with the new year coming up, I've started thinking about the direction I want my life to go and how to get there.