It’s been a year since my last blog post, and a tough one. Life events—some very good (new day job with intense learning experiences) and some awful (including death in the family)—have not given me the mental space I need for writing. But now, as I’m starting to come up for air, the little inkling to weave words together has returned.
My interest for the projects I’m supposed to be working on has not.
Returning to your writing brand after like a year, only to feel an intense urge to tear all your old plans apart. Then realising you're indie, so you actually can. #writerslife #selfpub #freedom pic.twitter.com/zbUrN26aFO
— Nina del Arce (@NinadelArce) January 26, 2019
Over the past month, I’ve struggled a lot with that. There are sequels I should be writing! Books #2 in both the Foreverers and Cheston Chronicles series are right there on the line, the endings and plots clear as day in my mind, and yet I just can’t bring myself to muster the enthusiasm for writing them.
Right now, I’ve decided to take that as a sign. Those stories are probably not what I’m supposed to be writing right now. Honestly, they deserve better than to be forced into existence—if that means taking a break to write something else in the meantime, then so be it.
And you know what? I have ideas. Ones I can hardly wait to share with you, which is always a promising way to start. I’m going to hold off just a little while longer while I plot and outline, but as soon as I start writing I will keep you guys in the loop. Until then!
- I’m back to writing.
- It’s not the sequels to Revived and Cemetery Shift, yet.
- I’m still planning to write those. When I’m ready.
- Really excited about my current WIPs though.
- Stay tuned! <3