It seems that my block has finally gone away.
For the past four days, I have not written anything, unfortunately. I managed to get struck by inspiration four days ago, and that inspiration has screwed me over.
That doesn't make sense, does it?
Well let me explain. I only need inspiration when I'm coming up with ideas and plans. When I'm writing, I don't really need inspiration. In fact, naturally occuring inspiration does not help me when I'm writing. If I need inspiration, I can listen to music and forcibly alter my mood.
Naturally occuring inspiration often leaves me with new plans.
In short, I was feeling incredibly inspired to write an urban fantasy story during these past four days, but I knew better than to actually do it. The interest would have faded with the inspiration. I know that from experience.
Unfortunately, I could not write anything while I was dealing with that. Thus, I'm behind schedule.
I will still finish the actual writing on June 9th, provided that I don't suffer any further delays. Whether I release it on the planned date is another matter, though. It all depends on how fast I can get it accurately edited. Hopefully, I'll only need to do three of my thorough edits to get the book in shape. If it takes 7, like I had planned for initially, then I'll be forced to put Through the Flames out on June 20th, instead of June 15th.
If I've learned anything from this, it is this: never plan on writing a book that exceeds 100,000 words in a period of a month and a half, especially if you know that you're not going to be able to write every single day.
If I had written one chapter per day, as I originally planned, I'd finish the book on June 6th, which would leave me with seven days to edit and one day to format. It would have been a simple schedule that did not require that much work.
Naturally, the best laid plans of mice and men run astray. I went a few days without writing chapters- some out of choice and some out of a lack of electricity. In order to fix that, I have to speed up the production of chapters, which simply means that I have to go from writing two hours a day to four hours a day.
Anyways, thanks for reading.
I'll post again on June 1st.
I don't expect that I'll be posting again between June 1st and June 15th though. I'll be staying busy, and spending time writing blog posts will cut into my time for writing.
I suppose the only good news is that my inspiration returned to The Sword of Kirakath today, and I was able to plan out the eight plotlines that tie the nine plots of my series together.
Wow, that sounded a bit confusing.
Oh well, it didn't confuse me at least.
Once again, thanks for reading. Have a nice day/night.