I’m working on my fourth novel, and having the most fun I’ve had yet. The first three novels I wrote were a real struggle – to find the time to write, to figure out how to construct a story, to develop a writing process that works for me. At times it was hard, painful even, and I considered quitting. I made myself finish each one, because hey, it’s a learning process.
Now that I’ve moved onto my fourth, the words are flowing freely. I’ve settled into my writing groove. My thoughts aren’t overwhelmed with plot, dialogue, creating tension, etc. and it’s turning out to be so much fun! What I enjoy about writing:
- creating a story like none I’ve ever read before
- the process of solving problems as I go along (and the surprising solutions that emerge)
- experiencing life in the story along with my character