Going through my statistics for WordPress, I’ve found that March 2018 is going to be the best month I’ve had since I started my blog over a year ago. I’ve come to have a pretty good following. I see that I am getting more views and likes and it’s awesome, I love that you guys are actually taking the time to read what I write and are interested in my goings on. So thank you.
I went a while there where I didn’t work on Frigid Nights at all. I know, I suck. I could make excuses and say it was because of work or family stuff came up, but it was really because I was procrastinating and wanted to step away from it for a bit. I obviously still want to write it and get that damn thing done so I can place it on a shelf for a while, write some short stories that you guys will be able to read on here, and then come back and start the editing process of the novel but sometimes writers want to just push things off. We know we should be writing it, we know we need to get it done, and while we think about the story constantly, sometimes we don’t want to sit at a computer and write it. I wish I was like Stephen King where I would have the time to write constantly and be able to knock it all out. Stephen King knocks his novels out in record time. If you don’t write the first draft quickly or it seems to be going on and on, your motivation begins to wane. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe that you all will enjoy Frigid Nights and I have fun writing it. Even writers have attention spans and once the motivation bank springs a leak, it can be difficult to find that motivation to finish the story, especially when you’re between climactic points in the plot. You know those spots as a reader because when they’re boring or difficult to read, they were boring or difficult to write. It’s bridging the gap from D to E or F to G that can be the hardest things to write. Climaxes are easy because they were most likely the original scene or chapter that inspired you to write the whole story to begin with.
So, with that being said, I’m going to work on Chapter 12 of Frigid Nights.