Posted in Obstacle, progress

Another Writing Course

A while ago I invested in another writing course, this one was how to write fiction for adults as oppose to how to write for children which was the first online course I completed.  It took months and eventually I reached the end of it, got the certificate and bought the book, really enjoyed the learning and the knowledge gained from it.  The big question is, is do I start this second course just yet?

Here is my predicament:

If I did, it means I’d be starting up yet another project and to be quite frank my original project seems to have come to a halt.  Or do I try and force myself to complete it, have as many projects as possible on the go and see which, if any, can motivate me to continue writing.

The main project is becoming quite hard and that’s mainly because I’m having to think of ways around the various obstacles I’m coming up against.  I’m still mapping it all out but I’m also trying to concentrate on writing the ending so I know how to get to it.

Hmmm, not sure what to do. I don’t want to stop writing but I think if I get this course going it might give me that inspiration – then again it might not. Maybe I just need to give myself some more time instead of thinking things should be done by X time?

Over the past couple of days I have been checking out other bloggers and I have often dropped comments on their articles.  One piece of advice I gave someone was to just write something, even if it’s small – but I just can’t seem to take my own advice!!!!

So annoying, I’m trying, really trying but am thinking more about the crisps I’m eating than the story I should be writing.

What to do, what to do?


Posted in Review

Mini Review: One Week On

I don’t know why I didn’t do this earlier. Why did I spend so many years hoping one day it’ll all come together perfectly and I’d be able to call myself a writer? I spend so much time on the internet I could, in a way, call myself a ‘volunteer internet reader’ who works 24/7, skill set includes:

  • having 20+ tabs open all the time
  • psychic email predictor ( as in every time my phone ‘bloops’ I know exactly who the email is from and why)
  • I have extensive knowledge in how to distinguish a good website from a shoddy one
  • Willingness to sit and wait for that magical website which gives me free money or shoes.

7 days on and the blog is going well, the writing is going OK but I am writing bits nearly everyday. There have been moments where the idea doesn’t seem to work out and there have been doubts BUT overall the drive/fire I wanted to keep at is still there and that’s what I want to work on.

Next review in another 7 days. Tick Tock Tick Tock