You may have noticed that Hannah has been a bit quiet during the month of October. This is my fault, as I’ve found difficulty maintaining my motivation to actually write. As a response to this, however, I have decided that I need to really push myself. To find a way to make myself work even if I don’t feel motivated.
Right now, I am starting work on a new story, and revising some of my old stories, to explore my fantasy world, Atrusius. This new story, tentatively called Boot & Heel: The Magic Investigations, a fantasy mystery novel detailing several mysteries which involve the use of magic.
In addition to the 50,000 words for the novel, I plan to post a weekly update for a side story which tells the story of how Heel originally met Boot and became his sidekick, which will continue into other small cases and stories that may eventually be published into novels of their own.
My current plan is to include one segment of this side story every Monday, and to include a blog post every Wednesday and Friday about my struggles with the beast that is NaNoWriMo.
They say that the third time is the charm, so here’s hoping that this third attempt will see me reach the goal. My previous attempts, The Record of Belthak and Shadows Over Camp Black both lost steam rather quickly, though neither is entirely dead. So wish me luck, cheer me on, and do whatever you can think of that might help me find that mysterious thing called motivation.