It's hard writing into the void sometimes. With traditional and original fiction, you often write something that people may or not read. Then they may or may not leave a review. If they bother leaving a review (this is not counting book bloggers btw) that's either because they loved your story, or they hated it. The average G.I. Jane doesn't review unless your story moved them to a strong feeling.
When you write, you tend to spend a lot of time in your head, and it’s easy to become discouraged and disheartened. It’s even easier to fall into a pit that doesn’t seem to have a way out.
One thing I hope you take away from my meanderings, is to enjoy your life. Don't beat yourself up for missing the occasional deadline or falling out of habits. Sometimes, we structure our lives too much, so much that we forget how to be part of the world outside our screens. I hope you find ways to surround yourself with beauty this week. I hope you are inspired 🙂
Cold, sickly terror woke her, followed by a desperate urge that demanded she leave the broken pieces of her mother behind. “Yes...come now,” the voice sang with the wind, carrying snow and the heavy scent of ash through the edge of the forest.
Vynasha ignored the way the snow soaked through her house slippers. She’d forgotten her boots and her coat. But the darkness still clawed at her skin, begging to be set free. She didn’t dare turn back.
Now that I'm in my 30's, I've realized how important it is to cut out time for myself. I used to guilt myself over this as a new mom, but after crashing and burning because I wasn't taking care of myself, I've learned from past mistakes. No matter how much you love your kids, your spouse, or your job, you can't neglect yourself.
Today's #teasertuesday was brought to you by the those tortured artists, and how they tug at our heartstrings. - featuring #Stay #CursedGods excerpt #amwritingromance
At the end of the day, I can't really say what's going to happen in the future. I'll finish my second draft of Blackbriar Cove. I'll hug my little guy. I'll read a lot of books. Above all, I'll keep writing, no matter what. That's my promise to my future self.
Join me and Jorie Loves a Story for a #SatBookChat on why we love fantasy, the fey and writing urban fantasy, Sat (May 16) 10AM Central US Time!