Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
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Perhaps there is something about October 2nd?

Just occasionally I look back to see what I was doing exactly 1 year ago. I happened to do that today -- to discover that exactly a year ago, I was looking back to see what I was doing a year ago. :)

I had had a good writing day. And the year before, I had had an even better day. It was the day I finished the first draft of Moving a Mountain. Which, of course, still hasn't sold.

*Sigh*

And I haven't finished another novel in between because I spent quite a while on The One About the War which will never sell in a million years.

I'm still trying to work out why I can't produce any words at the moment. My timetable is starting to settle down and it's not that I don't have time because I've been spending more time than I should on the computer.

I think part of my mind is sulking and saying, "Why bother?" It looks increasingly likely that I'll never sell anything because the goalposts are moving faster than I can improve. Right now it seems like the whole world and their dog are writing a novel.

So I just have to want to write for the sake of writing...

Perhaps tomorrow will be better, except that tomorrow is the stupidly long day when I teach morning, afternoon and evening.

Perhaps Thursday will be better. :)
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