Category Archive: writerly angst

Jun 21

Lessons

Each new novel I write teaches me things. While this one is still too far from finished to know the full extent of these lessons, I have learned one thing already. I need to plan Writing and Real Life around each other better than I do. For example, it’s probably not a good idea to …

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Jun 01

*unimpressed noise*

Well, it’s been just over a month of first-draft writing and I am way behind on goal. Unimpressed at myself here. Main reason? Day-job has been knocking me out. By the end of the week, I’m zombie-girl, or ‘she who cannot form a sentence and just wants to sleep’. Probably up for another month of …

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Apr 25

Fear

Yes, a novel requires lots of planning. Notes and brainstorming and lists and timelines. But there is a point where the planning becomes procrastinating. For me, that time is now. And I know why. It’s because I am afraid. Afraid that I won’t be able to replicate whatever it was I did right in the …

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