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Moving Forward

As I'm sure you've noticed, my writing has been... lacking as of late. Not meaning that I haven't been posting quality writing; I just haven't been posting at all. Whoopsies.

We've been here before.
Let's not pretend like we're surprised.

To be honest, I've lost confidence in my writing. I'm still fighting to take back my power from my previous relationship, and I've discovered that it's so much harder than previously anticipated. When you spend 5+ years with someone who tells you constantly that you're untalented and worthless, it's incredibly difficult to regain a sense of "yeah, I can do this." You doubt every step of the way, and that makes the battle all the more difficult.

So that's where I am.

Now, I am better. By quite a bit. Still a work in progress, and I don't foresee that changing drastically anytime soon.

And that's ok.

All of that being said, I am really itching to get back into regular writing. Not only do I have #NaNoWriMo to prepare for as well as a few other projects that I'm working on, but I feel like I've lost a bit of my normal flow due to atrophied writing muscles in my brain. Time to get that back up to snuff, right?

So here's the plan:

  1. Write 750 words per day from now until the end of the year. This can be writing prompts, work on current projects, or just random stream-of-conscious musings. The only requirement is that I write 750 words. Simple.
  2. Take those 750 words and post them here. Daily. No excuses!
  3. During #NaNo, I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to handle that. I don't particularly want to post what I'm writing as it will be highly unedited and most likely well over the 750 word mark, and I'm not sure I want to share it just yet as I plan on publishing it (it's going to be - gasp - a YA romance! Oooooooh). We'll see. I may alter slightly to 5-minute writing exercises daily so as not to monopolize my writing time.
  4. After #NaNo, 750 words/day will resume as normal. I may post once a week on the editing process once that gets going in lieu of a daily post, but we'll still be posting every day.
And there we have it! I'll refrain from making promises that this will happen every single day (we know me and how well that works out) because I'm sure there will be days where I just don't feel like writing. I'll try making it up the next day.

Feel free to join along with me starting tomorrow!

Peace.
Stef.

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