It’s been a mixed week…a couple of missed days on the new novel draft though I’ve been consistent with the NaNo writing project, adding more words to the 30,000 that I finished with last month.
I was hit with my first case of discouragement with new novel draft. Not feeling excited about my story idea, wondering if it is any good, if it’s too ambitious an idea. Can I even execute it well? Ugh! I even started comparing my idea to the storylines of established authors out there, and that discouraged me as well. How do people come up with such brilliant, fresh ideas? And will I ever come up with anything as brilliant or fresh?
My new novel idea seemed amateurish compared to what’s out there. Those missed two days of writing didn’t help encourage me any. On Day 7 I was ready to throw in the towel.
I found the spark again a little last night as I put down some more words – forced myself to write out a scene. I’m excited again. I guess this is all part of the ebb and flow of writing – some highs, some lows.
My lesson: just don’t give up. Resist the temptation.
I’m thankful this week that I did.
Have a great week ROW80ers!