This is my second blog for the Insecure Writer's Support Group, the amazing brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. Here is the link to his blog http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/p/insecure-writers-support-group.html At this link you can also find the links to the other blogs participating.
The last few weeks have been very challenging for me. In addition to all that I do, I also started school back up. (I have been going back to get a higher nursing degree.) So needless to say I'm a little crunched for time. I have been trying to find a way to balance all the things I need to do. Between being a wife, mother, working full time, taking my class, writing my book, and blog; I don't have a lot a free time. I am learning to prioritize and take one day at a time.
My WIP hasn't been coming along as fast as I would like it to, simply because I don't have enough time to write. That's okay though it will get done. A few weeks ago I was stuck on a chapter and I finally finished it. I felt a great sense of accomplishment. Here was this chapter that was fighting me every step of the way. It was battle to see who would win. I mapped it out in my head and fought my way through it. When it was all over we were both a little bruised, but still standing. Two of the people who read my WIP as I write it, said it was the best yet. It also got me fixated on the ending. The things that I had to work through in this chapter directly effected how the story would end. I became so obsessed with the end that I ended up writing some of it. I believe these pages turned out to be the best I have written so far and I am super excited for people to read it. I just have to fill in the rest of the story first.
By overcoming my block on this chapter I am no longer afraid that I can't do this. I will write this book. It may take me longer than I planned, but I will get it done. The story is inside me screaming to be let out. It so desperately wants to be heard. I'm the voice that it has chosen to tell it to and I will do my best to do it well. I will overcome all the obstacles that get in my way. In the end I will have fulfilled my dream of writing a novel.