I was perfectly happy for that miracle year of writing where all I did was write and didn't worry about anything else. I just kept writing and writing.
Then I ventured to put a few of those words into the world, and met with a little success. Ever since, I've
been less engaged in writing, and more engaged in the world.
Can I get back to that pure writing?
Not completely. I've broken the mold. The world has taken hold.
guess the trick is to try to regain some of that momentum and still be
engaged, still get what I've already written polished and ready for
I think while I'm in the process of
writing a first draft of anything, I need to disengage and simply
write. I've had a hard time clearing the decks for Ghostlander. I've
got the first two chapters down, but I'm hesitating to make the plunge
until everything is ready.
Which isn't the way I was thinking during my miracle year. During that year, I simply put writing above everything else.
Can I do that again?
I was aware of how unusual that was even while it was happening. I just went with the flow. But finally, after a year, I broke off and tried to put some of those words into the world -- and once I did that, I broke the chain.
I'm wishing I could just disengage again with the world for a year or something. Not try to get my books into the world, but just put on blinders and write.
Unfortunately, I don't think I can do that. I've got a small momentum in the published world, and I need to try to keep that going. I need to try to get already written material ready for the real world.
So I'm struggling with that balance.
Just like everyone else.
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