Authors, and other people faced on a regular basis with a blank page, define ‘prevarication’ as the art of finding something, anything, else to do except for the thing you’re supposed to be doing.
Which is why I’ve spent the last hour learning all about WordPress (I say ‘all’… some things about WordPress) instead of editing my new novella which is what I sat down to do.
I should get back to it. I’ve set myself a deadline to get the first readable draft to my beta reader by the end of January. Should be doable. If I stop messing around with this and get back to actually editing.
It’s called ‘The Pixie Twist’. It was written in the first eight days of the NaNoWriMo challenge last year, which basically means I wrote in every spare second I had, and in some which weren’t space, to get it out of my head and into Bear, the writing app I use when I need to write fast without the distractions of formatting. It’s different to almost everything else I’ve ever written. In a way, it’s more personal. People who know about these things say ‘write of what you know’. For this novella, and without realising it when I started, I’ve drawn on my own experiences in a way I haven’t before. Maybe that’s why I wrote it so quickly, as if it was almost writing itself. Maybe this is how professional authors feel all the time! Maybe.
I’ll post more once I’ve sorted out the rest of the site, because it’s live now and although no one will find it without me doing some sort of publicity, you never know.
Until next time….