Getting back to writing

September 2, 2009 in On Writing by pacejmiller


As George Costanza would say: I’m back, baby!

It’s been a while, but for the first time in months, I worked on my novel today.  My beautiful, glorious, neglected fantasy novel.  Sure, it was rough and it was tough, and the production was patchy and pathetic, but it’s the most I’ve managed to do since I stopped writing to concentrate on my exams in late May.  Yay!

So why the long break?  Well, I could say I had to study for my exams, then did a whole of of travelling, then had to get my life back in order (and visit my new little niece).  I could also blame it on the books I had been reading, the movies I had been watching, or this blog even.  But I’ll admit – all excuses!  I was just lazy and lacked motivation.

Anyway, now I’m back and I’ll be working on it every day.  Every day until this first draft is complete.  It may take weeks.  It’ll probably take months.  Either way, no more excuses.

By the way, reading back on what you wrote months ago is a cringeworthy experience.  Shudder.