What I need to remember is… that’s okay. Sure, every writer will tell you that to become good you need to write every day. I’ve told plenty of people that myself; it’s solid advice. But, I think it’s just as important to love writing, to love your characters, and to believe in your story. I have a hard time doing that when I’m exhausted, but over time I remember again why I write, why I’m telling this story and what I love about the characters I write about.
For me, that love is coming back, and it’s about damn time. I’ve written roughly 30% of Angst 4, and writing momentum is picking up. More importantly, I’ve started making notes at night, I’m getting giggles throughout the day about what I’m going to write in the evening, I’m getting excited again. I love that. And, the good news is that my excuses are almost gone. The house is just about taped back together, my daughter’s marching band season is over, and the gym can bite me! (I still need to make those lunch plans, though). It’s time, and this is the good part, because I can’t wait to share my next story!