The trouble with writing a series for so long
After writing one of my books, I struggled so much with starting anything new that I briefly began to wonder if we're allotted only a certain number of words in life and I had used mine up. Like some people believe about heartbeats. I did, however, find more words :)
My trouble is figuring out how to stop thinking about my various WIPs and start writing them. Time goes so fast.
The messy middle writing struggles are the worst! I think making myself get up every 20 minutes to do something else is all that got me through that stage of my current project. Have you tried Pomodoro? I resisted it for so long, thinking ideas would just materialize and gel together but I think that's what saved me.
I just put The Bear House on my to read list.
Don't worry. I'm so terrible at adulting and so behind on my inbox I'm only getting to this newsletter now. But I wanted to say I love your art, and your newsletters and your writing.
The question you ask, "Do I know how to write today?" is one I ask myself in front of every blank page. Love this.
Its worth the wait so never despair, I always tell my group to not use energy in worrying a bit, just use that bit to have a great day and keep on your track as we will chat again.
I sometimes see working in something new as moving to a new city, it has its own rhythm, feel and I love to walk around and discover everything about it. And for the other stories you know them very well like you said, you know where to find them and can reach out every once in a while to see what they are up to, for now, theyll understand that you are lantern in hand walking through this new place.
that zombie horse image looks wonderful! Im taking slowvember to be able to do one cool drawing I can use as a cover as Im still working to get better at it. Your inking is great! Thanks for being an inspiration and sharing the fun!