These last couple of months have been crazy, as I’m sure they were for you too. I was stranded in Florida with my parents for the virus and am just now getting settled back home again. I wish I could say I did a lot of writing, but that would be an outright lie. I’ve been struggling. With my temporary new lifestyle came an intense lack of motivation and inspiration. For a while I forced myself to write, but I was miserable. So I took a break.
Today marks the official restart to my writing. It’s almost noon and so far it is going poorly. I don’t want to write book one of the Corsaw series. Something about this book is really giving me problems. I can’t decide if I should just force it out, re-outline it, or try something else. What I think I’ve landed on is stepping back from this project for a bit. I’ve been obsessing over it for months and months and I think I’ve put way too much pressure on myself.
I will take the week to come to a final decision. I plan to outline and play with a few projects that still inspire me, and see what I land on. I may come back to the Corsaw series at the end of the week, I may not. The point is, I’m done trying to force something out of myself that is making me miserable. I’m self-publishing that series for a reason, so there are no hard deadlines. Why not take advantage of that?
With all this time spent in my head, I’ve come to another decision regarding the Corsaw series. I am not going to write anymore short stories. I liked them from a marketing perspective and I still think they were a decent idea, but I hate them. I don’t enjoy writing short stories… so I’m not going to anymore. I realize that may make my newsletter less appealing and it will be awhile before anyone sees any written works from me, but so be it. Life is too short to do things that ultimately don’t matter and create unnecessary stress.
Anyway, I think that is all I really have to say. I hope you all are doing well and are surviving the many issues our country is facing these days.