Writing a novel is damn hard!!
Before I started on my first manuscript I didn’t fully appreciate what a mammoth task I was about to undertake.
I’ve hit so many walls and writing slumps that I’ve lost count. I’ve prioritised and re-prioritised my life several times over, and I’m still trucking along with my first draft.
I keep finding myself sitting down and writing every spare second I’ve got for about a week at a time, then realise I’m living in a pigsty and have to tone it back to do some housework.
This being said, I’m going to address the elephant in the room here…
My poor, neglected little blog.
6 months ago Books, Ramblings and Life was averaging one new post a week.
One. New. Post. A. Week!!
I can’t even bring myself to look at the date on my last post!!
So I’d like to publicly apologise for my neglectful behaviour to my blog, and to any of my sincere followers who have been missing me.
The truth is, in my hectic life and my obsession with getting words down on my work in progress I simply haven’t had any other spare time.
Clearly this is something I’ve got to work on.
I know that presence on line as an author is just as important as actually writing your books, and there’s a ton of short courses on creating your author profile etc. So I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it eventually. Speaking of which, if anyone has a tidbit of advice to share on that feel free to leave me a comment.
Anyway, for now that’s all I have to say on the matter of my poor writing habits.
For anyone interested I have approximately 30,000 words to go, and I can’t speak highly enough of the AWC and what I learnt from completing their 6 month write your novel course.
I know I haven’t finished yet, but I have 50,000 words that actually contribute to my plot.
I couldn’t have that achievement to brag about without their feedback, and their amazing online tutors.
Bye for now, but not for long.