Hello fellow readers, writers, bloggers and all-round wonderful people. I’m going to be taking this week away from my daily blogging, in order to finish the first draft of my YA dystopian novel.
I’ve been at the final stretch of 15,000 words for a week or so now, and struggled to get much actual writing done last week, as I procrastinated with other projects (this blog, podcasting, the heavy cloud of depression and stench of failure as a functioning human (those last two aren’t creative projects, but they take up around the same amount of time)).
So I’m going to climb the mountain and finish my book this week, all before I begin rewriting, cutting, pasting, hacking, chopping and generally trying to not burn everything I’ve written.
I’m (mostly) joking there, I really do believe in this story and I can’t wait to share it with the world.
Thank you to anyone who’s been reading my words over these last three months, this blog is growing faster than I expected and I’d like to thank the person who’s reading this sentence at this exact moment in time — You’re a next-level human.
Be good to each other, do that kind thing for that stranger that you’ve been thinking about doing, and I’ll be back on Monday September 10th for more daily ramblings. In the meantime, follow me on Twitter @MattWWriter — I don’t bite, and crucially I also don’t spam.
Today is Monday, September 3rd and I’ll see you on the other side.