Going back to my previous blog on the sticky middle; I’ve decided to hop, skip and jump the point I’m stuck on. My work in progress, CB&S, now has ITALY written across in size 46 font. I’m thinking if I can’t write then it probably doesn’t need to exist, but I know in the editing stage I need to add layers, so maybe it will be a layer. I’m hoping it will open up the block and allow the words to flow.
I’ve also started a new piece; but I don’t think anyone will ever see it. I think, it’s something I’m purely writing for myself. I suspect at some point I may actually delete it. It’s called S? (not to be confused with S, or TS, or CB&S; I’ve just noticed I obviously like words with S as my titles.)
I recently found my childhood writing at my parents, I’m not even sure they know about it, and like above no one will see it. It’s mainly fanfic, not that I knew fanfic existed, when I get time I plan to read it and see how much I’ve changed and developed as a writer, and I’m sure I’ll cringe too. I know something though, my assignment writing skills have improved from fiction writing. Although, the act of fiction writing is much more pleasurable and I don’t feel the need to sit at my desk when doing it. Some of the skills are very transferable.
Writing is taking a back seat to my assignment. I resent it, but its necessary. The assignment is a degree module for my career, and until I manage to get past the sticky middle, finish a manuscript, find an agent, get published, and earn enough to sustain myself – then it’s going to be my career for a while yet. I start my next module in March and then hopefully my next in September. I need 120 credits in three years, and I refuse to allow myself to get anything less 2:1.
Anyhoo enough random babbling. I kind of went off at many tangents this evening!