What the Heck Is Going On With Me?
I can not even begin to tell you how disappointed in myself I have become! Grrr!!! I mean seriously, I have made some awesome changes and advances with and for me, in general, but my book is still a bit slow. Why is that? Well, I'm about to tell you!
But first, this months' blog is about Progress. How I've managed to do somethings, even though they're not my main things, when it comes to writing. I'm proud but I am still not where I want to be. I am in need of becoming my own solution.
So how does one go about doing that?
This summer, I've managed to change the direction of my novel. Since writing this tale, I've found my novel, The Malignant Soul, exploratory and adventurous but not as active as I'd imagined. In my head, I talk way too much and though I have her doing and going through these amazing, solitary experiences, they may not be enough to carry along. I find I keep wanting to go back through previous pages. I've refused, surprisingly, but that's where I feel I'm failing. I struggle with moving forward since I can not go backwards. That make any sense? Anybody else ever feel that way?
This is my first novel so I can honestly say: It's totally different than writing a short story. They're so much easier. Yes, I know I'm only fooling myself but when you know there can be an easy solution or ending, that there can be a abrupt ending with no solution or ending it's plain lovely! You can't do that with a novel, unless you plan to make a follow-up novel behind it. Right now I'm simply not ready to write a series.
I'd intentionally made a goal for this book, which was to be done by the beginning of the year (January or February 2019). Now I'm beginning to wonder if I can do this. Will I? Ppssshaa! Who am I kidding? I've never quit before and this book can not write itself. I'll get it gang- I will!
I have made many other accomplishments this summer, I'm proud to say. If you'd like to know what those goals and wins were, be sure you're on my newsletter list! Sign up- I send one out each month, unless I mess up and forget. LOL That's a true story, by the way. I'll be sharing my summer activities, as well as a link to a snipped from Brighton.
Who Am I?
My name's Alyssa and I'm just like you. Within me are stories, looking to be told. I do my best to relay them to the public, as magically as possible.