I have a confession to make. Lately, I haven’t been doing much writing. I started the year out with high hopes and a pretty good schedule that I was determined to stick to, but life happened and various things caused the schedule to fall apart. Now I’m trying to pick up the pieces and decide how I should proceed with my works in progress.
About a week ago, I decided I was going to write for just an hour a day. Anything. It didn’t matter what I wrote, or what particular story I worked on, just as long as I was writing something. But I realized it’s a lot easier for me to stick to a certain word count or page count per day than it is to stick to a certain time-frame or number of hours per day.
Now I’m trying to decide what my daily word count ought to be, or whether I should focus on writing just one of my works in progress, or if I should do two at once. I still want to revise THE ARCHIVES in May, but as of now, I’m unsure of how to go about that revision. The story is only about 37,000 words, and it reads quite fast, so I should be able to have an idea of where I’d like to go with it sometime within the next month… but it’s just a matter of time management.
Eck. I’m sure every writer has these types of difficulties. Do I work on a brand new story? Work on rewriting and revising my old ones? Work on whatever has the most potential to be published? Work on the one I love the most (but that’s silly – I can’t decide which one I love most)? It’s not like I’ve lost interest in anything I’m working on. It’s just that I’m at a loss as to how to proceed. I guess this is a type of writer’s block… and I don’t usually experience a lot of that. Oh, well. I guess everything will fall into place one way or another. I think I’ll look to my writing instruction books for some inspiration.