Writing joys and woes #IWSG

NaNoWriMo is over and the year is quickly coming to an end. I’m not sure what to make of it all. There has been so much going on that it’s been hard to keep track of.

I’m not even certain what to write at this point. About as much as my brain wants to work right now is to look at the calendar and see how soon the next expansion for Final Fantasy XIV drops. I’ll be happily indulging myself in Endwalker’s story.

December’s optional question: In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you?

Plenty of stressors in writing. From having no idea where the story is going while I’m getting a draft down to how it’ll be received. This year’s NaNo project definitely had me pulling on my hair. It would not work last year and after bouncing some ideas with my alpha reader, I managed to push through this year. I haven’t gone back yet to see how bad it is, but he got his hands on it while I was still writing and it sounds promising.

But that happens a lot. I do, however, take delight in seeing it all come together. Not to mention the kind words I’ve received from people over the years who have enjoyed my series. Though I’ll admit, I’m afraid to ask specific questions on what in particular they like. And it doesn’t help that I am the keeper of all spoilers.

Sorry this is so short and disjointed. Usually I’ll have pulled up the project already and started making sure everything is lined up since I’ll change my mind on the fly and not go back to edit because, well, NaNo, but I think I’m going to let it sit for a little bit. Maybe poke at it again later in the month.

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2 thoughts on “Writing joys and woes #IWSG

  1. Oh yes, the thought of “how will they react” is always a stress point. Hopefully there’s more delight than stress for you right now. 🙂

    How’d you do with NaNo? Did you win?

    1. Yep, managed to finish before finishing the story. Still rebelled at the end just to keep working through the month. Last year was pretty much all rebel.

      It was nice to get positive feedback after pulling on my hair with having far less of an idea in mind than any other so far. Okay, it was really still more of a concept. x.x

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