RoW80 – Week 2, Sunday Check In
My goals for round one were 3500 words fiction and 2 days of non-fiction, either paid work or on my dog blog. I’m hitting my non-fiction targets fairly easily but I’m not writing as much fiction as I’d like to be. I’ll get there.
Monday – 632 words – Dog Blog Post
Tuesday – 919 words – Fic – Chase Erotica Scene
Wednesday – 800 words – Fic – Roommates, Part 3 – now edited and uploaded to LitE
Thursday – 1457 words – Dog Blog Post
Friday – 567 words – Fic – Hunted and a check in with my accountability partner
Saturday – nothing productive written. It was a bad day. I can write when I’m feeling sad but when I’m so numbed out that can’t seem to care about anything, forcing myself to write is difficult. I did do some personal journal writing.
Sunday – 353 words, non-fiction, intro paragraph and outline for ghost post next week
- Total fiction: 2286
- Total non-fiction: 2442
- Total words for the week: 4728
In the Check In Post this week, they asked: Have you ever questioned your determination to be a writer or author? Has the desire to create worlds and share your stories overruled your doubts or do you still struggle with this? Has becoming a writer taken a greater or lesser place in your life plan?
I often question whether I really want to be an author. Do I really want to deal with the marketing and self-promotion needed to do self-publishing or deal with the pile of rejections for traditional publishing? If the writing is difficult on a given day, I wonder why I do this to myself. If I want to be a published author, even self-published, I need to learn to write regularly. But do I want to be a published author, really, knowing the discipline that goes into it? That urge wavers.
I never really question whether I’m a writer. I have pretty much always written bits and pieces of things for as long as I can remember and it’s not likely to change. I don’t know how to stop creating imaginary worlds and characters for extended periods of time unless I am very deeply depressed. And I want people to read. Comments feed the muse. Posting on LitErotica or the FanFic sites is easier for that than self-publishing but fanfic isn’t entirely mine and Literotica isn’t quite the same.