Saturday, October 10, 2015

Making a Switch

I've been doing some thinking about my writing struggles. I've been stuck trying to write more on "Summer of Lies" for over two months, getting only a few words written at a time and then deleting them. Not much progress has been made and I'm too frustrated to continue. I got to a point where I hated the book and I couldn't write because I felt like a failure.

I've decided to take a little break from the book and try another idea. A few months ago I saw an agent's #MSWL (manuscript wishlist) for a book with drama nerds and plays. I did two plays in high school, both my senior year and I had a lot of fun with them! In one play, I was a maid in a who-killed-whom play called "Done to Death". It was a blast! I loved pretending to be this sweet maid, who also might have killed someone. I did some crying, carrying a gun, and my first experience with on stage kissing. The second play I was in... I was a grumpy clown. I wasn't as much of a fan of that play, but I loved being with my friends and getting to act in both!

It made me a little inspired and I wrote one page back in August. But I was still so focused on working on "Summer of Lies" that I pushed the one page off to the side.

I've tried so hard to write the next part of my current MS, but I can't do it. After sharing about my struggles in the Insecure Writer's Support Group, I've decided to set aside "Summer of Lies" and work on the drama novel I started. So far, all I have is two pages about a girl named Anya. I do know that there's going to be a big secret with Anya, quickly to be revealed in the first chapter. She's a witch. I've always wanted to try writing a story with a witch, so I will do my best! Hopefully I can enjoy writing this book. The last book had a lot of heavy material and I desperately needed a break.

I have to work this afternoon, but I'm hoping to do some writing when I get home later! :) Have a great Saturday!! :)


  1. My WIP is about witches - pretty much my favourite thing to write about. Good luck on your new WIP, I think it'll be good for you to take a break from Summer of Lies.

  2. Taking a break can be a good thing, especially if your main WiP has some heavy subject matter in it. Just remember to get back to it eventually. ;-)