If anyone really wants to know how it feels to be a writer (be careful what you wish for!) I think this just about sums it up, except that it’s not a straight line of course but a cycle (or hamster wheel?) i.e. you get on at a different point each day and it’s a good day if you finish at no 5. Finishing at 6 is very enjoyable, of course, but can be quickly followed by a tumble to no 4!
So progress on the novel is much as it has always been i.e. up and down, and if anyone would like more of un update on my adventiures in historical fiction I have just blogged about it on Author’s Electric
Of course the good thing about being in a writing group of any kind (including an MA course) is that you know you are not alone. There are others to hold hands with as you slip and slide on the treacherous slope of writing and self-worth. I was really delighted that a handful of the writers who came to our Discover workshops in October are thinking of banding together for a bit of editorial critique and writerly support.
If you are in the South Gloucestershire area and can get to Bradley Stoke library on the occasional Tuesday evening (January onwards) please contact me here or get in touch with the library who can give you more details.
Remember, writing can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be lonely, not all the time anyway!