Or do they?
For the past few weeks, I have been beating myself up over the fact that I haven’t written anything new in my work in progress (WIP). What I realized tonight, after drafting a blog post of over 1,000 words, is that it isn’t about what I am producing that counts…it is that I am producing at all.
In the past few weeks I have sorted out a major snag in book 3, outlined almost an entire prequel for my series, drafted three blog posts and lined up social media posts for a month. While this didn’t feel like writing (since I wasn’t working on what I really felt I needed to), it was still producing content.
So I’ve decided to cut myself some slack, realizing that I am building a diverse writing portfolio and that even when I don’t have time to physically sit at my laptop and write, I am still writing. The conversations in my head, the character descriptions I visualize, they all flavor my writing in a very special way that really should never be rushed. It is my hope that when I am finally able to put these tidbits to use, the end result will be well worth the wait. And for those of you who are patiently following my journey – I promise not to make you wait for long!