Some Good News!

Well, kind of.

I know what my next story is going to be! Most of y’all know that I haven’t been writing AT ALL recently. I think I last put words to paper in May…of 2014. Yikes. This has been a long time coming. So now you’re probably wondering what I plan on writing, right?

Welp. I’m going with my original idea. But I bet YOU weren’t around when I wrote posts all about it last year. Except I’m going to work on Andrew a bit. I want potential readers to think of him as more than just a PI.

I’ll have three days off this week. Who knows? Maybe I’ll get started.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without writing? I’m nearing the two year mark.

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25 thoughts on “Some Good News!

  1. I think my longest was a year. And I believe that was during grad school some time. Or just after when I was thrust into the world of a full-time job, then a couple part time jobs. I just didn’t have time for much besides work and a very little bit of sleep. I don’t regret that year off. I was able to read more and hone my idea of how a good story is crafted, so I think it was good to take the break.
    I’m excited to see where you’ll go with this!

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  2. Ooh! I’m excited!
    The last time I wrote was the end of November where I had to submit a short story for a competition the next day. It was one of the most crappiest things I’d ever written. I had fun thinking about it but execution was terrible.
    I haven’t blogged in more than a week and I’m itching!

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  3. Five years. I thought I would quit writing forever in 2010. I eventually started writing again when I started my blog in February of this year.

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  4. twelve years. give or take. lol

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  5. Fantastic! Pleased for you, John – having an idea you’re excited about is a great feeling.
    Since I’ve been writing as an adult, I had a six month break after writing the first draft of my YA book – I just thought it was awful, and I was right!

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    • Yes. But I haven’t actually started writing again just yet. But I at least know what I’ll be working on. I think a six month break after a first draft isn’t so bad. Maybe work on other things or not, but you’d have a chance to get away from the work and to come back with a more unbiased approach. Of course, it’s different if you’re working on a strict deadline from an editor or publisher.

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  6. I went from 2004 to 2008 and then between there I stopped and started a lot. I would write for a short time then give up due to lack of confidence. I’ve decided not to let that drag me down any more.

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  7. Well, I had some bad experiences with being unready for my Creative Writing program in college, so I didn’t write from the end of it in December 2006 to August 2008. Definitely glad I started again, and congrats for getting back in the groove!

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  8. I was very sporadic during college. I think I went 1-2 years with no writing at all for awhile. I was overwhelmingly swamped with schoolwork that I couldn’t find any time to do it aside from a couple creative writing courses I took which forced me to write shorts. I also managed to win NaNoWriMo in my senior year, but then I scrapped most of it because it wasn’t very good (I don’t blame NaNo for that – I blame the fact that I basically went 4 years without writing and I utterly lost my writing voice. I could have written it over one month or six months and it still would have been awful.)

    I hope you find that spark again and enjoy your next work in progress, though 🙂 I always get very excited by the prospect of a new project, personally.

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    • Hm. I actually didn’t write anything outside of papers in college. I had plenty of them (maybe 30-35) in three years, but nothing creative. I still need to get started again. But I will. Soon. So thanks! 😊

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