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The only form of writing I did yesterday was post on my blog. I wanted to write more than that, but of course I didn’t. I could have edited a bit, but I didn’t. No, yesterday I went back and forth between playing Mario Kart 8 and binge watching Pretty Little Liars. My Wii U was certainly tired by the end of the night. I didn’t go to bed until 12:30 a.m.

I kept complaining to Kris that I wanted to write, but I wasn’t sure what to write. I don’t even think it was that I didn’t know what to write, I just had too many ideas that I wasn’t sure where I was supposed to start.

When I lost my flash drive about a year and a half ago I lost so many novels. Some finished, but the majority of them were only halfway done. I accepted my fate and decided to make the best of it. I told myself I was going to finish everything I started so I wouldn’t have so many unfinished manuscripts. It worked for a little while and then I got back into my usual groove of not finishing what I start. I am, after all, a Virgo.

So, I was flipping through all my novels yesterday trying to figure out which one to work on, despite the fact that I now have six novels that need to be edited. However, I was in the mood toΒ write yesterday, notΒ edit.

I tried to figure out what to work on and discovered that I have 15 works in progress at the moment. Yes, 15. Where did all those novels come from?

I have a list of story ideas and I think the amount of novels on the list is roughly about 90. It’s a lot. Will they all get written eventually? I don’t know… I all ready went through the list a few weeks ago and knocked off some ideas because I couldn’t remember them. I did keep the titles and I wonder if that was why they were on the list to begin with; they were just decent title ideas. Of course, the new list–with 90 novels on it–are all legitimate plots that I remember and have many ideas for.

Needless to say, 15 out of 90 isn’t bad, I don’t think. If I had 50 out of 90 started, but not finished I think I would be concerned. Maybe I’m just making excuses for my lack of focus.

Either way, I think it’s time that I start getting something done every day and not just during the NaNo months. Whether it’s editing, writing, or a little bit of both.

16 thoughts on “Yesterday

  1. I doubt if I could keep 15 projects up in the air. I’m more of a start one thing and continue until it is finished type of person. I hope you’ve learned to make backups of everything you do. I think I have my book copied in 10 different places. I make sure I date and label everything so there is no confusion – there should only be one with a tag line “working copy”.

  2. I actually had one of those days today, as well – I mostly just wrote a lot of poetry and songs though, haha πŸ˜‰ Didn’t go through and bemoan my WIPs, though I’ve done that on many other days!

    By the way, Rachel, I think your post may have malfunctioned – I’m seeing 7 copies of it in my WordPress feed! Just wanted to let you know. πŸ™‚

  3. That… is a lot of projects. I don’t even know if I want to look over my past projects to see what bunnies I can pull out of my hat. I know there’s a lot there, and I doubt all of them will get written. The ones I know I like and know I’ll write are the ones I have complete outlines for. πŸ™‚ Good luck with your projects!

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