A Writing Mental Breakdown

Okay. So I know I haven’t been on here in a couple of days, and I really hate to miss a day blogging. I started this journey, and I am committed.

There is just one thing…I’m losing my mind a bit! As a fellow writer I know you can relate. You are on to something, and you think this is it. Then you get feedback from your critique partners, and doubt sets in, and you think that maybe this is not it.

Well, that is where I find myself now. I am STILL writing my first adult fiction novel. It’s leaning towards mainstream/women’s fiction which thrills me (mainstream fiction seems to be “the thing” right now). I’m nowhere near finished, yet, but I have written the first 12,000ish words…that’s the most words I’ve ever written (not related to work or school)!Yay!  I’m very excited to be on this new adventure, but it is a bit nerve-wracking!

I started writing in 3rd person, past tense, with no dialogue. A story with no dialogue can seem strange, but it can be done (usually more literary in genre). Well, apparently it’s too big of a challenge for me to take on for my first novel. There has been a consensus among my critique partners that dialogue is a must. So, I’ve added dialogue!

My goal now is to finish rewriting in first person. That’s the only way I’ll be able to mentally move on and finish the story. Please say a prayer or send well wishes to this writer if you get a chance. I need it!

Please know that my absence, if any, is for a good cause…my writing or my family. I’ll try to keep updating as I go. If this doesn’t help anyone that is okay. It will be therapy for me as I work to maintain my sanity!

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day of writing. May your word count grow and bring you less stress than mine has brought me!

CARPE DIEM

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