Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a great week. The hours are counting down on mine, so I wanted to get an update out to you all before I shut down for the night.
This week I took a much needed break and rearranged my work setup to try to make myself more comfortable. Last year when I took part in NaNoWriMo, I wrote for about 45 days straight, spending every second of my free time writing. This caused me some severe burn out. It was a hard lesson to learn about my own limitations. This year I have made it a point to have my own self-reflection and identify signs when I start to get burned out. The biggest symptom is when I don’t want to write. This is a huge red flag for me because I really enjoy it. So when I see myself not wanting to write, I know I need to step away for a bit. I did so this week, taking three days off and not writing a single word. The important thing about me taking time off is that it fuels my creativity and I get that writer’s itch (metaphorically speaking) and I need to put my thoughts on paper. This is when I find myself the most productive.
I am happy to share that book 1, The Aspect: Journey to the Firegrove is now live on Goodreads. You can visit it by clicking HERE. I recently set up an author’s profile. If you have read the book and would like to add it to your read list you can do so now. You can also see the books I am reading or have read. Be prepared, it’s a lot of comics.
In last week’s update, I had just finished chapter 5. I am happy to share that tomorrow I should wrap up Chapter 8. Chapter 8 is a long one so I need to wrap up this scene before the party ventures forth. I’m really excited with how this story is developing with a lot of mystery and intrigue while still answering questions from book 1. I believe I will answer most of them in book 2 while leaving the overarching ones for subsequent books.
Anyway, that’s a quick update for me this week. I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.