One of my goals right now is to move my literary ambitions out of the box and onto the shelf, by which I mean that I no longer want to ignore how much I enjoy writing. I love the idea of this meme, and I'll quote from Sarah's post here:
I often find myself searching the web for information during my struggles as a new writer. So I wanted to start a place where us future young-adult authors can come together to ask those questions, share our stories, and get feedback.
I'm going to be offline for the day, but I will read your lovely comments and get back to y'all on your blogs ASAP next week. :-)
Where I am in the writing process: Ugh, I didn't get around to anyone's posts last week; I'm so, so sorry!! There's lots of [good] stuff going on around here, and the internet has been pretty low on my priority list, as has my writing. The one (*1*) night I had time to write, my brain wouldn't work so I didn't get much on [digital] paper.
On the positive side of things, the agent who requested a query from me asked me for a full. This is, of course, a really positive experience. Even if nothing comes of it, I feel like I'm really doing this writing thing (as if 1.5 novels weren't enough!). I can't wait to get back to a schedule so that I can do some good work again.
My current problems: Time. There's not really anything I can do about it right now except ride it out. Life should be back to a new normal in 3 or 4 weeks. I'll use the time to figure out where I'm taking my characters next!
Question(s) this week: What to do to get myself back into writing? What to do to get myself excited about an old story?
I'm really not the person to be giving out writing opinions this week, but I'll try (and keep it short and sweet). :-)
To get back into writing: It might be helpful to start something new to get creative juices flowing and then switch back to the old story once your brain is on the right track.
To get excited about an old story again: What made you abandon the story before?
- Poor writing
- Dead-end plotline
- Boring characters
- Overcomplicated elements (for your writing maturity)