What a Predicament: Working Through It, Getting It Done, and Advancing Your Creativity

“I’ve learnt a lot about life upon moving out on my own, learning how to deal with each and every problem that may arise, and coming to terms with how these problems affect me – for everything cannot be fixed instantly. Do you remember when you were younger, and something in the house would break? Though, it wouldn’t affect you because there was always someone that had been there to fix it, seemingly instantaneously. Growing up, understanding that things take time has always been something I’ve struggled with. It isn’t that things always seem to be going wrong – it’s that as you get older, what you’re expected to do, what you’re responsible for grows with you. With that comes the challenges of daily life, and I’ve now begun to understand what that means for me. Patience is something that does make a difficult situation seem more bearable, and I know it can be hard to wait (even when your A/C stops working and it’s a scorcher out), but when it finally does settle, just imagine how good it’ll feel. Each predicament that I’ve dealt with over the past few months have had an effect on me, and my work as well. That is something that I’ve begun to change – and though it will take time, it will most certainly be beneficial in the long run.”

Out With The Old, In With the New

It has been an interesting couple of days to say the least, and I have been dealing with quite a bit of stress, but I can say that I’ve relaxed and recharged over the weekend – and I am ready to take on the week. There is a lot of writing that needs to get done this week (and a lot of writing that has been getting done regardless, and I am so excited about that progress). Right now I am still in the beginning stages of this novel, but I grow increasingly excited about it because it is entirely different from anything I have ever done in the past. I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone, and I found comfort in something I had never thought possible – a plot that breaks all of my limitations. I’ve also been spending a lot of my downtime getting rather wrapped up in a novel or two, and I am definitely looking forward to reviewing a few of my favourite reads right here. I am currently reading: “The Death of Mrs. Westaway” by: Ruth Ware. It is incredibly captivating so far, and I look forward to seeing how it goes.

I am currently in the process of trying to learn as much about my characters as possible, so that what I put down on paper feels as authentic as possible. I’ve been taking note of all of their little quirks or attributes I feel define who they are (and these are definitely things that are going to be present and even develop as the storyline progresses). Since this particular book I am going to be sharing on Wattpad as well as right here, I’ve also taken the time to make a lovely cover that I am happy with. It took a little longer than I expected because I haven’t done one in quite some time, but I finally settled on a design I am happy with. When I look at it, it just gets me excited to continue.

I truly believe in preparation in a sense that it does give you the backbone you need to make the progress that’s necessary, but I also believe (and look forward to) going off the rails and allowing the story to take whichever form it sees fit. Sometimes, the best plot points come without even thinking about it, and there’s a lot to be learned about your characters from each and every simple decision they may make throughout their lifetimes.

For now, I am going to continue working on this novel as well as working on my poetry collection that I’ve been sharing on here. I hope that in a few weeks I will have made the progress I’ve set out to make, and I can jump back on here and say: Alright guys, I’m all DONE, and now it’s time to edit! (Oh, boy).

I hope you all have a wonderfully productive start to the week!

Happy Writing!

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