Alex J. Cavanaugh for putting this whole thing together. Go check out the other participants.
Like I said the other day, I have nothing new to say about my writing. I'm writing and learning and well, it just goes on. Queries come and queries go. Lessons learned. It's been beating me hard, but I'm trying not to let it get to me. One thing I do know is I sometimes do things in a complex way and I pick the hardest way to go.
Here's what I mean:
-For my first novel, I decided to write it from two POVs. One from a girl and one from a guy. I couldn't just write my first novel from one? No, my brain takes the most difficult route. Hey, and throw in scifi and souls. Why not?
-I write out of order.
-For my current novel, I decided to have my main character slide into the body of another person. Easy right? Ha. Now, I must figure how to write this from the main character's POV while the other body goes about her day.
See what I mean. Complicated, but challenging. That's what I keep doing to myself. I'm challenging myself to it. I don't take baby steps, I jump in and take it all on. It's funny because through most of my life, I turned away from anything that was super hard. I might have given up on things or even just never tried, but with writing, it's weird, I go for it. Sometimes without even realizing it.
Do I fail? Yeah. Lots. But as hard as it is it's the only way I know how to go. I think it's the only way I learn.
Have you challenged yourself lately?
Have a great 4th of July!!