Day 140 – The itch to write something new

Day one hundred forty of my 365 Day Writing Project.

Words for Days 138, 139 and 140 – 1,000

This weekend was not a big writing weekend for me. In fact, I barely knocked out 1,000 words between Friday and tonight. I actually wanted to take off the weekend from writing altogether, but I thought better of it and decided to keep true to my goal of writing every day. Even if I only managed to write a couple hundred words, it would still be better than nothing.

Since I started this project 140 days ago, I have been writing a book. I’m nearing completion, which I believe is now only a couple of chapters away. You’d think since I’m getting close to finishing I would want to focus on writing the end and getting it done. You’d think that. But no, I like to keep things interesting.

For the first time in the last 140 days, I had an itch to write something else. Nothing in particular – maybe a short story or other fun piece writing – as long as it was something other than my current book. As it turned out, I didn’t do it. I decided to keep my focus rather than start something new. But don’t worry, I’m going to scratch that itch another time.

2 thoughts on “Day 140 – The itch to write something new

  1. This is when you know you’re nearly done. When the evil muse, who’s pulling against your good muse, tries to distract you and get you to lose what little interest you have left in your book.

    Keep pushing. It WILL never be easier to pick it back up, even if you take a break. (Trust me on this. It took me 12 years to finish “Sold Out” because I kept laying it aside when I lost interest or got stuck… You don’t want to spend 12 years on this one.)


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