My Disappearance

I meant to update frequently each day that I wrote, but as it turns out that didn’t happen. My apologies.

I have been struggling this month with the short story. I am usually more prepared with a well written outline and a decently formed story that is ready for editing by the time I’m finished the rough draft. I, for whatever reason, didn’t do either of those things so the short story started falling apart as soon as I started writing it. I have been trying to reach my goal word count – which admittedly is not that high – but I am struggling quite a bit with it. Perhaps it’s my lack of motivation to complete it, or perhaps I’m just having trouble entering into the appropriate mindset for this story; or I could go so far as to say, this story is not as exciting as I want it to be.

As it turns out though, I have managed to re-edit my first chapter again and it’s making it’s way towards it’s final draft. It will take longer than editing my rough draft as I’ve printed it out and I’m writing all over it. After I’m done covering it in more ink, I’ll need to add all of the corrections to the digital copy which will take time.

Now the good news for that is that I can add the fact that I edited the first chapter to my submission for my goal. It’s not a huge word count but it will help, and seeing as though I didn’t re-write the entire chapter, I’ll still add part of it since I did make a lot more corrections than I thought I would.

On another note entirely, things appear to be changing  and my daily routine will end up taking a different path. This could be good, or it could completely mess with my ability to write. I am hoping that it won’t be the latter, as my eagerness for editing and writing these books are higher than I have ever had them, and I have wanted to do little else lately (which is hindering my ability to complete this short story).

Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well. I am going to look into the posts that I’ve been emailed and try to get on top of those over the rest of the week. I’m hoping I can. I apologize for my absence.


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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