As some of you may know, I am currently working on a novel. That is the biggest reason I have not been posting to the blog recently. It is going fairly well, and I have completed about 20,000 words, marking one of the longest projects I have ever undertaken, and I’m only about a third of the way through what I have plotted.
Recently, however, I have been faced by my biggest obstacle: the blank, white, empty page. I know where I need my story to go, I know what my characters are thinking or saying (or not saying, as is often the case), but the words don’t want to come forth. I have tried the tricks I know, and still, the page sits there empty and taunting.
This is the hardest thing for me, having a story to tell, but not being able to tell it. To have a blank white page staring back at me, waiting for words and thoughts and emotion to move the story forward. Feeling stuck, without a way forward, paralysed by options and choices and the entire future of it.
I am starting the end of the first movement, and somehow, this is proving the hardest of all. But I will continue to write, and try, and push, because this story is too important to me to let it hide. I can’t wait to share it with you all.
Until next time, stay safe.