Some Good News!

Well, kind of.

I know what my next story is going to be! Most of y’all know that I haven’t been writing AT ALL recently. I think I last put words to paper in May…of 2014. Yikes. This has been a long time coming. So now you’re probably wondering what I plan on writing, right?

Welp. I’m going with my original idea. But I bet YOU weren’t around when I wrote posts all about it last year. Except I’m going to work on Andrew a bit. I want potential readers to think of him as more than just a PI.

I’ll have three days off this week. Who knows? Maybe I’ll get started.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without writing? I’m nearing the two year mark.

25 thoughts on “Some Good News!

  1. I think my longest was a year. And I believe that was during grad school some time. Or just after when I was thrust into the world of a full-time job, then a couple part time jobs. I just didn’t have time for much besides work and a very little bit of sleep. I don’t regret that year off. I was able to read more and hone my idea of how a good story is crafted, so I think it was good to take the break.
    I’m excited to see where you’ll go with this!

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  2. Ooh! I’m excited!
    The last time I wrote was the end of November where I had to submit a short story for a competition the next day. It was one of the most crappiest things I’d ever written. I had fun thinking about it but execution was terrible.
    I haven’t blogged in more than a week and I’m itching!


  3. Fantastic! Pleased for you, John – having an idea you’re excited about is a great feeling.
    Since I’ve been writing as an adult, I had a six month break after writing the first draft of my YA book – I just thought it was awful, and I was right!


    • Yes. But I haven’t actually started writing again just yet. But I at least know what I’ll be working on. I think a six month break after a first draft isn’t so bad. Maybe work on other things or not, but you’d have a chance to get away from the work and to come back with a more unbiased approach. Of course, it’s different if you’re working on a strict deadline from an editor or publisher.

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  4. I went from 2004 to 2008 and then between there I stopped and started a lot. I would write for a short time then give up due to lack of confidence. I’ve decided not to let that drag me down any more.


  5. Well, I had some bad experiences with being unready for my Creative Writing program in college, so I didn’t write from the end of it in December 2006 to August 2008. Definitely glad I started again, and congrats for getting back in the groove!


  6. I was very sporadic during college. I think I went 1-2 years with no writing at all for awhile. I was overwhelmingly swamped with schoolwork that I couldn’t find any time to do it aside from a couple creative writing courses I took which forced me to write shorts. I also managed to win NaNoWriMo in my senior year, but then I scrapped most of it because it wasn’t very good (I don’t blame NaNo for that – I blame the fact that I basically went 4 years without writing and I utterly lost my writing voice. I could have written it over one month or six months and it still would have been awful.)

    I hope you find that spark again and enjoy your next work in progress, though 🙂 I always get very excited by the prospect of a new project, personally.


    • Hm. I actually didn’t write anything outside of papers in college. I had plenty of them (maybe 30-35) in three years, but nothing creative. I still need to get started again. But I will. Soon. So thanks! 😊


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