ROW80 Week 10.5: Collapse

(other ROW80 participants)

Since finishing my second draft last week, I haven’t made any further progress; travel, the flu, and generally being sick of the story have combined to put me off doing any more.

At this point, I suspect the best thing I can do is to start working on something else. I’m going to need more roleplaying material soon, and several other ideas have been growing in the background, so I won’t be short of things to work on.

However, this does mean my goal of posting a story this round is probably a failure. It’s not been a total loss, by any means — I’ve learned a lot about editing, and I’ll very likely get back to this story at some point — but it’s still frustrating to keep missing these goals.

On the other hand, if I wasn’t failing, I wouldn’t be pushing myself hard enough.

New goal for this coming week: write five days out of seven, and find a new project to focus on.

Good luck and happy writing!

3 thoughts on “ROW80 Week 10.5: Collapse

  1. I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of Round Two already!
    I’m looking forward to a serious reboot for Round Three.

  2. ReGi McClain says:

    Sometimes you have to step back from a story. At least for me, a story can start to feel like a burden if I push myself too hard for it.

  3. I always need a few weeks (ideally, six weeks) between drafts of a story so I can really see it with fresh eyes. That’s just my process. Good luck finding new material to work on. I find that, if there’s one thing I’m never short on, it’s story ideas! :)

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