sometimes it don’t come easy

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Tired . . . haha.

Last night I was tired.  I fell asleep at the laptop three or four times.  I was fairly sure I was writing gibberish at one stage, but I know from experience that you can’t give up.  You can’t miss one day, or you’ll be buried under the weight of unwritten words.

Yes, I’m talking about NaNoWriMo again.

Usually I like battle scenes, but I just couldn’t get it right.  I kept on coming up against dead ends, then I would have to go back and rewrite to find a way around it.  I’d type solidly for a few minutes more, and then . . . dead end again.

Sometimes it’s like that.  I’ve lived it before.  And I’m actually ahead of schedule, but I happen to think it’s a bad idea to stop when you’re having a bad day.  How are you ever going to start again?

So I pushed through the rough patch and I was rewarded today with 1700 of the easiest words I’d ever written.  The dialogue flowed, the imagery was right there before me; I just had to find the right words to nail it down, and this time the words came to me.

It’s been said a million times before, but don’t give up when it gets bad.  See it through and reap your reward.

Emblem Black (2)

3 thoughts on “sometimes it don’t come easy

  1. You’re right about that. Pull through rather than stopping at a halt. I experienced my rough patch last month while writing and attempting to finish chapter for my current novel in drafting. My pathos was like a dried canal but I buried my hands into the cracked earth until I discovered moisture. Though it was sparse, I persisted to dig and discovered a water spring. Stagnated words? Yes, blockades of thought go hand and hand with meaningful musings. If it came easy, there would be no point.

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  2. Reblogged this on False World Chronicles and commented:
    Those who are participating in NaNoWriMo don’t ever forget that your writing is going to come easy at all times. And when it doesn’t, don’t waver or give in. Who’s to say that you’ll pick up the pen again once you put it down.

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