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The Writing Process

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Man, there’s a lot going on in my life. Most of those things are great, but they occupy a lot of time. I often come home feeling somewhat drained and wondering what force evaporated my energy. But I try going to work with at least enough energy to share with others. Quite a few times, I’ve made it to the end of the day with my muscles aching from the absence of sleep and the constant running. But it’s much better than the times I sat in front of a computer all day.

Currently, I’m writing Demon of Gods – Book 5 to the Barcode Series. Though I want to finish and produce the novel by December, I find a new roadblock every day. I’m definitely on the right track to complete the writing, but it won’t be until the end of November. That means, I’ll have to edit through December and likely beyond.

Why?

I’m actually facing a problem that I didn’t predict, though I should have. DOG is two novels combined to one. The ideas from both novels are being compartmentalized (that’s the largest word I’ve used in a blog…woot). As I attempt to compress the two, I’m still forced to keep everything interesting. I’m also running two arcs simultaneously, which is an additional mental exercise that I have to commit to every time I sit down to write.

For those that are unaware, I have a really sick skill in writing. I didn’t realize just how awesome the skill was until recently.

I can actually type a ridiculous amount of chapters in a short period of time. However, there is one key…I can’t be interrupted. For example. I was just starting to steamroll on the novel today until my dad called. We were supposed to move a refrigerator and stove some weeks back, but we delayed. After he called, I cranked out almost one thousand words in thirty minutes. I was really in tune with every character and had their responses stirring in my mind. But after exerting a lot of mental energy to fitting my dad’s refrigerator through the door, I had lost my power.

Fortunately, I had a few hours today to get a lot of work done and I plan to push the final 50 – 70 thousand words out this month. I’m really trying to keep the novel at 150,000 because that’s a stupid amount of words to edit. Hopefully, I’ll also find more time to update my blog because this thing is collecting dust.

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