So I will say, writing-wise, I’ve been all over the place. I should have been killing it over the summer as I was “working from home” during quarantine (ie. doing nothing), but instead I watched a bunch of anime and redecorated my apartment.
It’s been so long that WordPress has changed how you write a post. It’s all very new and strange.
I may join in on NaNoWriMo next month to try to force myself to write. Only it won’t be in line with my current stories, it will be a present day narrative of a party.
Every time I go to write I feel like “what’s the point? I’m not the next Neil Gaiman,” and it becomes harder and harder to remember that I enjoy writing for fun. I’ve done it since third grade. I might have less free time now, but I’m still the same person.
The status of my next novel, Beyond a Dream, is “locked for editing.” I decided to tear it apart and now have to piece it back together and bridge the gaps. Why? Because I don’t have an editor, and the more I read the more I want to refine my writing. But it all takes so much time and concentration, and sometimes I don’t have the energy to put towards it. I want to revise Wildflower Crown and Kiss of the Fey the same way because I’m a little embarrassed at them now that I have grown a bit as a person but am afraid if I take the books down off Amazon to edit that I’ll leave them like that forever and never write again.
So yeah, here’s my attempt to get back on this site and start writing again!