A lot of my friends ask me what writing’s like and I tell them that writing is constantly being frustrated. Either you’re stumped on a scene, a character, or something about the story – something is always puzzling you.
I was hoping to get three chapters done this month, and reasonably expecting two, but closing out November, it looks like I’m only hitting one: Chapter 4. Obviously, this is a bit frustrating. I can’t have too many months like this if I want to launch this book next year. If anyone is counting, I’ve got 4 chapters written out of my anticipated 30. Only 26 more to go. Really still hoping to get this out to everyone by September. Remaining optimistic but I’m not afraid to push the date back either. I’ll never sacrifice quality just to get something out there.
The good news: The chapter that I did write was quite difficult. It was an introduction of a new character and I was stuck on it for some time but I finally think I cracked it. Now that I have a better feel for who these characters are and their dynamic, I’m hoping to cover a little more ground in December.
My goal for December is to continue honing my voice. I know that’s kind of abstract but I’m honestly still tweaking things in terms of my overall style and how it affects the tone of the work. Also, hitting a respectable chapter count would be nice as well 🙂 Here’s hoping.
I’ll check back with you in December.