My writing routine has been, well, pretty crap. I haven’t been writing first thing in the morning as I wanted to because the internet’s just so… pretty. I’m still so busy at the moment, and so I just don’t have time to write during the day. And at night? Ugh. I’m so exhausted, I just want to crash.
Also, I’ve discovered I still have the Curse of the First Action Scene, where pretty much I have way too much trouble trying to write the very first action scene in a novel. It’s taken me over a week to write fifteen hundred words (although I’m pleased to say that I have finally finished it (with a heck of a lot of trouble and “I hate this!”)).
I think another problem is that I’ve committed to too much. My goal is 500 words a day, but it’s just such a struggle. When I do write, I spend ages writing, and I think I’ve smashed the 1K mark for the day, only to realise I’ve written 499 words.
So, I’ve really jumped into the deep end, when really I should start in the shallow end, and ease myself in. I should be starting with 250 words, and then working my way up to 300 words, than 400 hundred. Instead, I’ve drowned in the 500 word target.
How about you? Have you ever committed to something massive in your writing, only to find you can’t do it? Let me know in the comments below!