Along the Path

by Melissa Borg
January 29, 2013

I've been writing novels for seven years and for three actually been dedicated to it and I'm still learning about my own writing style. My first completed manuscript was written in a month and half coming in over 70,000 words. But with my last manuscript, I got to over 20,000 words and I hit a wall with writing. I felt drained and angry that I couldn't write anymore. So I left it alone, worked on other projects and after a few months dove right back in and finished up the story in another 25, 000 words or so.  I figured it was just a one time deal.

Fast forward to this newest manuscript, I've hit another 20,000 words and again I slammed into a word wall. I know where my story is going but for whatever reason, I am having a hard time getting it out on the page and when I do I feel worse for it being there. But now that I have a few manuscripts under my belt I can relax knowing that this is part of how I write. I trust that I will allow the story to simmer like a great soup in the back burner of my mind and then I'll come back to it.

So for now, I stock up on my reading and TV watching. Plus send out query letters and synopsis to literary agents. I've got nothing but time.

To downtime,

The writer

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