Another busy week, but I have managed to keep my writing moving along in spite of this. The key, I've found time and time again, is a good routine.
I have discovered that my peak creativity is first thing in the morning, but I have also realised that having the right background noise is essential. I find it hard to focus in complete silence, so whenever I write or work, I have to have some music playing.
Fast-paced songs are an important for me here. Slower songs tend to make my mind wander away from what it is meant to be focussing on, whereas faster songs will keep it energised and motivated. I also steer away from unfamiliar artists and songs, otherwise I find that I'll be paying more attention to the song rather than my novel.
The best songs for me are all on my Dragon's Music playlist. Check them out; they might just help your own writing!
First of all, I am sorry for the lack of updates recently. My writing has been on the back-burner a little bit because of various outside commitments. The good news is, even though I still have a fair bit going on, I have got my writing back on track.
This past week, I have reached another high-action and tense part of Blue Eyes Book 2. I can almost see the final climax, but I still need to build up a bit more to it. Regardless, I have a good feeling about how it will all come together.
It has been a difficult period for my writing these last two weeks, but I am determined to bounce back next week!
A change in the months and a change in the seasons seems to have brought a change in my writing. After the difficulties of the last couple of months, suddenly, the handbrake has come off and I am back writing freely.
Almost every day, I managed to write solidly for an hour and on Friday, even longer due to waking up earlier than normal. I can only speculate as to what is behind this sudden turnaround, but I'm not complaining! Because of it, Blue Eyes Book 2 is now over 63 000 words and its conclusion is getting ever closer.
I suppose this is a testament to persevering and not forcing the words out if they are not there. They never truly left; they just needed coaxing out. Here's to a productive Spring!