Keep chipping away #IWSG

Since I don’t have much to share from the month, I’ll jump right into the question.

IWSG question of the month: When the going gets tough writing the story, how do you keep yourself writing to the end? If have not started the writing yet, why do you think that is and what do you think could help you find your groove and start?

The answer to this varies. Sometimes I’ll jump ahead. Sometimes I’ll grab my side story file and hash out if I’m getting stuck. A few times a story will get shelved and I’ll let it sit before coming back to it. But a coach I had would often yell out for the class to keep chipping away (because there felt like no end to wall ball shots). It’s kind of stuck with me.

Eventually it comes together. Keep in mind, I am a notorious pantser.

With the exception of Twisted Magics, I’ve made a playlist for every book, which helps, but that’s me. Constants are anything for battle music. Then there’s others that I’ll have for just general emotions through certain parts. Usually I’ll add something I just feel like listening to. Even while working on a project, I’ll make adjustments to the playlist.

Though I have a lot of projects that I haven’t touched or that have been shelved for years. Terra takes up most of my time and I still haven’t figured out what I want to do with these other things. There’s one that I’ve been wanting to expand upon that might be the size of a novella by the end of it, but it still sits and haunts me.

For now, back to Terra stuff.

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One thought on “Keep chipping away #IWSG

  1. I have playlists too. Most songs relate to a character at a certain point in their imaginary lives, or an exchange between two characters. Any time I hear the songs, I’m pulled back into my world with my character’s personalities singing to me with other people’s voices. I don’t have many battle themes though. I think I relate most to lyrics.

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