Sunday. It’s been a minute or two since I posted here. I’ve been busy!! In fact, I’ve done a lot of stuff in the background, with regards to my site and my novels and stories that are currently available, and am in the beginning stages of writing a new book, having come off the back of releasing one and writing another.
Those of you who are my long time readers* are thinking “Juli, that sounds typical for you”, isn’t it? Even a pandemic doesn’t seem able to stop the writing, for me. I’m not bragging. I’m lucky in that, I realize. I’ve not had a bad case of writer’s block in decades. And at one point, I suffered a bout that lasted several years.
How do I avoid it now and write so many things at once? I don’t know. I think it stems from when I was a college student. Back then, I got used to studying for several classes at once and that…helps(?). I can partition my thoughts to allow the story ideas to flow while I’m cooking dinner or insert-other-boring-life-chore-here. That’s the best explanation I have for it. From there, the habit carried into writing (to the point of where I seem unable to write only one series at a time. :)) Which is frustrating, sometimes, I’ll admit.
More than that, I think the ability to write through anything just has something to do with my mindset towards it. While I participate in Nanowrimo, I don’t–and maintain, you shouldn’t–wait for an arbitrary date to begin your stories. I write whenever I can, whether it be a note or a paragraph from my character’s point of view. That’s how you get it done when time seems against you. *nods* Or at least it’s how it works for me. Heck, the writing even can help me from
dwelling–er, focusing too much on that crisis, and for that, I’m very grateful. May you find your own rhythm to writing during a crisis.
(**Speaking of my writing, if you’re not currently one of my readers and would like to check out something I’ve published for free, I have some titles still in the Kindle Lending Library, if have Prime and you’d like to read them. There are also three free things and some other inexpensive books out –which you might say is a bargain, compared to some book prices out there–let’s face it, I’m not one of those charging $9.99 for my ebooks! *looks to the silly ones in NY* In fact, if you are an historical fan, there is a giveaway/sale that’s in progress for the next few days, if you wish. Check it out here:
My historical romance novel House of Dark Envy is involved in the sale.
So that’s me, for this little bit. I need to (say it with me) get back to writing! 🙂 Have a good week, all and good luck with your own writing!