I honestly did not believe that I would be able to stick to writing this blog each morning, esp. because many of my nights are short (not because I don’t go to bed in time but because the people in the house often wake me up as they have not learned the skill of closing doors in a normal, reasonably quiet way) and I usually don’t wake up feeling very happy. But here I am, still writing.
Even though I did not yet do that much on my book, I started working on it again after many years of not touching it, not daring to touch it because I was worried I’d ruin the story. I am still worried because there are many things in the book about which I’m not sure how I could write them, how I would be able to write them so they work out fine. Yesterday, I ordered myself some stationery and art supplies: pencils, erasers, a pencil sharpener, an art sketchbook, a journal and various other things. I need to work properly this time, draw proper maps (as well as I’m capable of), write an outline of some of the stories and create some sort of time-line, so I would at least have an overview of what is happening to whom and when. I can always add in smaller stories that will pop up naturally later. In the past, I did not think something like this was important and that all good authors just write without planning – but after reading books about writing, I know that this is not the case. The story has lived within my head for many years and developed in my head, so getting everything that’s there in a rough outline would be a good start, I guess!