I love writing. But geez, writing is hard! Despite the fact I had a new release come out this past February (DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC), I am already working on another novel. Unfortunately, my draft is progressing at the speed of a sloth on sleeping pills. Every word on the page is a triumph, because it’s taking ten thousand years to put down each one. At this pace, my newest story will get done in the year 4045.
Writing is the one of the “highs” of my life. I love creating “happily ever afters.” Regardless, crafting new characters and plot lines can still be daunting. Trying to do things “right” can sometimes seize me up. I’m afraid deadlines and word-count goals may stymie me even more. I write best when I’m unfettered.
I have author friends who tell me that I’m doing things backwards. They say that word-count goals loosen up a writer and keep them inspired. I am now wondering—can inspiration be found in a word-count goal? Or can a high word-count happen only if one connects to their muse?
I’d love your ideas, because it’s time for me to get back in the (writing) saddle.
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