Back to the story

As it stands, I haven’t updated in three months. Perhaps a bit longer, perhaps a bit shorter, either way it’s been about three months since I posted.

I started a new job shortly after finishing Nanowrimo and admittedly it has taken over so much of my time and energy that I haven’t been able to write. I have been missing writing so much and it’s been taking it’s toll on me emotionally; I’ve been relatively sad without being able to write. While the job and the income is good for me in some areas of my life, it doesn’t help others; i.e. my writing and general ability to express myself creatively. Instead, it keeps that so far deep down within myself, that I never get an actual chance to access it.

So, with that in mind, I was FINALLY able to sit down at my laptop and write. I have missed this so dam much. I could write endlessly but instead I wrote one short chapter over 2000 words and I’ll accept it as my first step back into writing. I am hoping to keep up some form of a routine as I’ve missed this so much. Being back at my computer once again, pulling up Scrivener and being able to see progress done once more on the rough draft, has cheered me up. I am going to work at fitting it into my schedule weekly because without one day of writing, I think a part of me dies a bit as it’s smothered with stress and repetitive action.

Apologies to everyone I haven’t been reading and have been failing at being present online. I am hoping this will change but this job, in all of it’s unbelievable pull, drains me in an entirely new way that I never once thought possible.


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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