Weekly thought and writing update.
The past two weeks have been weird (and that’s putting it mildly). I had no motivation or interest in writing at the beginning of last week, but then, and this is the really strange part, I got some news I didn’t really want in the middle of this week, and as a result of the depression that followed said news, I actually started to feel like writing again.
So, I have finished Act 4 of Elondria – which I feel really good about. It’s still not perfect, and I know another draft is needed before I decide how to get outside feedback on it. But if feels cohesive. and I’m at a point where I’m happy enough with the story (finally!) that I am starting to think about the next book in the series! I’ve known for a while it’s going to be a series, but this is the first time I can see how the story is going to continue. I think that’s a good sign!
Making mistakes. We all do it. We all do things that in hindsight we wish we hadn’t. That bad piece of news I mentioned earlier? It came as a result of what I now realize has been a series of bad decisions this year. I’ve been walking a path that was only ever going to end in bad news.
And yes, it’s annoying. And frustrating, because now I have to get myself out of the mess I’ve fallen into. And it might mean more bad things. The important thing, however, is that I’ve learned a lesson. I’ve learned a life lesson, and hopefully that means I won’t do the same thing again.
We make choices in the moment, choices that feel right, or are the easy choice, and sometimes they’re right, and sometimes they’re wrong. We all have to made decisions, and the price of being alive, and active in society, is that sometimes we’ll be wrong. The important part is learning from the wrong choices, and admitting to them, then moving on.