Mojo Blues

Apr. 7th, 2017 08:54 am
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I'm currently working on my original novel, Crescent City Boogaloo that I started last November during NaNo. I got derailed on writing at that time due to RL issues between family and work, but I've been in a bit of a funk even before that time. I found my last novella, Divergence difficult to write even though it was the first story I had plotted completely prior to writing. I was happy with how it turned out, but getting in the writing mode was just difficult.

I've barely written since last summer. I'm burned out by my every day work and my father had some health issues that were stressful (he's fine now, just his usual old fart self). I had to put some planned projects on the hiatus, since I was just not prepared to work on them. Dropping out of the Criminal Minds Big Bang (as a writer) and also removing my pinch hit story for the 00Q Reverse Big Bang has stuck in my craw. Those stories weren't going anywhere and it was bothering me more than I can express.

RL stress does affect every aspect of a person's life, and I know I'm not the only one to go through a period of general procrastination, avoidance of things that need to be done, and just generally being down the the dumps. So nothing unusual about my situation at all and I know there are many people in the world who have it worse than me. I try to keep that in mind.

Normally, I don't share negativity in my fandom spaces (at least I try not to). I know writing (when I am writing) makes me really happy and that this funk of RL has to stop affecting that to this unbearable degree. I know complaining will not accomplish my goals, only getting down to business will.

So that's my plan. I'm participating in April's Camp NaNo to work on CCB. I'm only 1K in word count in after seven days. A truly under achievement showing on my part. I'm very inspired by the story I want to write and the character's I've created, so there's no reason not to get a move on with it. I'm also excited about my other planned projects for the year and would love to be able to work on all of them at the same time. Alas, with my limited free time, one project at a time is all I can do, otherwise I'd be writing and still not getting anything done!

Okay, so complaints done, personal pep talk done, now on to the show.

Best, The Nut.

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