Today is the day! I’m so excited about it. I want to thank everyone who is following me on this journey. It has been so difficult for me to start writing again, but this challenge is going to give me a good kick back into gear.
As you know I started publishing my novellas back in 2008. I have a hunger for writing and produced over novellas/short stories in the span of 5 years. Then I gave birth to Sophie. For 3 years I have not been able to write a lick of anything. My pregnancy was very difficult and then along with colic, some PPD on my end, and extreme tiredness, I simply just gave up on writing for this time. Not writing is also making me depressed lol!
So, now that my daughter is thriving and almost two, I’ve decided to get back in the game again. The only problem is I don’t have the luxuries of extended quiet time that I had back before I had a baby. Kicking out a 50,000 word novella is impossible now. I have tried and failed several times. So, I’m going to be realistic. I’m striving for 3,000 words per day.
When I tried writing 10,000 words in a day, I also found that impossible. My baby is a toddler and I could barely make it past 4k-5k in a day.
The thing is, I love writing short stories. I also love writing my novellas as well, but there’s just something about a short story. An idea pops in my head each day and I just want to write it down.
Now, I am. For nine days, I’m going to retrain my brain to write. Writing is my career, and for 3 years I’ve set it aside. I need to re-discipline myself into a writers mind. So, for 90 days I’m going to do just that.
Some days I will succeed, some days I will fail, but whatever word count I make each day, I’m going to post. I’m also still going to do a vlog on each story to chronically my journey. I also already have a story finished for today, ready to post. I can’t wait to share it with you.
Tomorrow, I’m also going to show and produce my list of stories for the 90 period. Let’s see what I come up with. 🙂