The End of the Semester and the Difficulties of Writing


So it’s been a long time since I have been on WordPress and I have come to terms with the fact that sometimes there will be long periods of time that I go without blogging here. But thank goodness I am back for the next few weeks at least.

You know what that means? The semester is finally over! And boy was it a rough one. Between the classes, the clubs, and all the stuff I had going with my church groups I have managed to stay rather busy. But at least my grades, that were posted today, turned out pretty darn well.

So now that I am done with my first semester of my senior year you might be wondering what I am going to be up to for the next 5 weeks of my Winter Break.  Well I am going to be a hermit….or a Hobbit if that imagery is better for you. I plan on being a home-body, catching up on sleep, and semi-preparing some stuff for next semester. As well as spend some much needed time with the family.

But that is not all!

For those of you who have been reading my sporadic posts, I will FINALLY be working on my book. Which of course has been put on the back-burner for a while now because of school. Throughout this semester, I was able to meet/email two wonderful published authors who gave me some great advice on how to write novels. And it has helped out a lot! I have currently written around 5,000 words (12 regular sized pages/two chapters worth). And it’s going pretty well, but there are a few things that I have found that keep popping up in my subconscious that I have now termed my “Difficulties with Writing”.

1. Procrastination – I keep putting off my writing time and saying I will get to it later.

2. Am I Good Enough?- I keep doubting that I am a good enough writer. I keep wondering if anyone would read the “rubbish” I am putting onto the pages I am writing.

These two problems are what I will be tackling over the next few weeks. I am going to stop procrastinating and make myself write down all of this story that has been spinning around in my head for about a year and I am going to stop doubting myself. I am interested in where this story is going and no matter if it gets published or not I want to see what I end up with. I at least have one dedicated reader who is proof reading for me. And another one who is just now starting to read what I have written. So even if it’s a story not many eyes will end up seeing I want to prove to myself that I can accomplish this task.Even if it is slightly intimidating.  I will make sure to update my progress on here, so everyone can see how I am fairing!

I hope everyone’s semester went well!

Talk to you soon!

Nicole 😀