The Legendary Midway Slump

So I have heard and read that many authors hit a mid-way slump when working on their novels.

Feelings of doubt start to hit, and questions like: “Is this shit?” and “Will people enjoy this?” begin to pop up.

I have to be honest and say that I did not think that would happen to me. I have been hitting my 1000 word goal like a machine for the last two months. But two weeks ago I became sick with the flu, and since, my writing has suffered.

With each passing day of not writing, I began to blame myself a little by little. Especially when my personal motto is: ass in chair & no excuses.

BUT

This period of self-pity end tonight, I tell you!

I will bloody write at least 1000 words before bedtime, and I don’t care how shitty the words come out (thank the heavens for editing).

So, I guess I have to tell myself that it’s okay to feel this way. No one ever said writing a novel was something easy, and I have to come to terms with the fact that this little bump will only be one of many.

Keep Going

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