(If you’re looking for today’s April A-to-Z post, you have astonishingly bad timing; I scheduled the two posts to go up within two minutes of each other! You can find the A-to-Z post here.)
So, April is a crazy month for me this year. I’m doing both CampNaNo (working on a revision of last November’s novel) and the April A-to-Z blogging challenge. (And, come to think of it, I haven’t done my taxes yet! Yikes!) Therefore, I don’t have a huge amount of time to spend on this post (even though I’m writing this on March 29th) and I’m gonna move on to the optional question for April:
When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?
Okay, well…actually, I prefer cloudy and rainy days to sunny ones, so…um…I totally lost track of my answer already.
So, my writing is entirely for my own entertainment (though I do post my fanfic on AO3, for the two or three people that actually read it) and if I’m not really feeling it, I just put it aside for a while. I definitely do go through writing-heavy and writing-light phases in my life. (And getting hooked on Stardew Valley has not helped my writing life any.)
I do often look to NaNoWriMo (and CampNaNo) to help me jump start my writing when I’m feeling a little less into it. The structure and the competing-with-yourself nature of it somehow really helps me out.