Progress on The Dark Wizard has been slow for the past month. At first, I was having trouble figuring out how to approach the chapter I’m on. Then I fell into debilitating perfectionism, in which it’s hard to write because I’m irrationally afraid that what I write won’t be good enough, and I procrastinate. And then I got a nasty cold and could hardly focus on anything because I was coughing with every other breath. And then Christmas and its busy-ness came along.
Anyway, I finally figured out how to approach the chapter I’m on, and taking some time to brainstorm ideas for other stories helped me slide out of my debilitating perfectionism, so I’m slowly but finally getting back into the groove of writing without fear.
I’m currently on chapter 16, and I’m now thinking there will be 22 chapters in all. The current draft’s wordcount stands at 26,400 words. Onward we go!
Oh, you’ll probably also notice that I re-themed the blog. Even if this is a popular WordPress theme, I think it’s refreshing. The last theme was really starting to annoy me for some reason. I like this one better. If I ever make it to a professional writing career, I’m sure I’ll hire someone to design something special for me, but no need to worry about that any time soon.