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Splitting my time in half

I’m slacking with this blog.

My whole life goes from being fantastic one minute to complete insanity the next. At least in my head it does.

I keep writing these posts thinking I have the magical cure every five minutes when in reality I don’t. I’m still learning. I keep jumping from one project to the other.

Part of me thought I should write a story that was new and different from my other story so people could experience my work if they aren’t fond of fae stuff. So I started writing that. It didn’t take long for me to figure out I wasn’t happy doing it. I had my character, my story which I loved, but something was missing and I couldn’t figure out what. So I hoped to another story I had worked on in the past that was completely different from either of them. Again, that didn’t last long.

I was writing the stories but it felt very forced and mechanical. Like I wasn’t actually writing it. Again, it’s not that I don’t love both those stories, because trust me I do.

Sometimes I think, taking the time to sit down and actually write it, is a lot harder than I realized. With my first story it was easy. It was fun to write, it came naturally. Then I decided to move to something else and it wasn’t so easy.

Now I’m at the point where I’m continuing my characters story into another trilogy. Again, it’s like flipping a switch for this story and I have no fucking idea why. It’s easy to write, I know what needs to happen and when. And I don’t second guess myself every five fucking minutes.

So I came up with a compromise. From now on I’m going to try and write one chapter from the story I want to work on in the morning and then in the afternoon I’m going to write a chapter for my new story. That way maybe my mind will be open enough to flow into my other story. Does that make sense or am I being crazy again?

I’m warning you right now the next blog post might be weird, like really weird. I’m still debating if I should dive into the topic or not. I guess you’ll find out next week.

 

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