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Half-way through the Chapter Book Challenge
Today is the 15th of March. This means we have already reached the half-way point in the challenge. I feel as though this month is racing past too fast, but as long as we are still putting some thought and some effort into our works-in-progress, then we will manage to end this month ahead of where we started the month.
How are you doing so far? Let me know in the comments. I hope that, wherever you are in the process of writing your book, you are ahead of where you were when this month began.
My month has been full of non-writing things, which means that I am a bit behind on my story-writing. I've had one child get sick with tonsillitis, one became sick with the stomach flu, I had surgery that removed one of my ovaries, tubes and a cyst that was on them, and I went to London for an appointment with a gastroenterologist who is going to have me back to London at another date for some tests and then, possibly, in for another surgery - this time on my throat. The child with tonsillitis finished his round of antibiotics and then had to go back to the doctor as he was still sick. And then other random appointments are coming up, for my kids and for me, to deal with various health issues. And none of this is how I wanted to spend my month.
I'm going to catch up on my writing this weekend though. If you are behind, I hope you can do the same this weekend.
When you get to the half-way point in writing your story, the writing can sometimes become more difficult. Sometimes, once you get through that first rush of putting a new idea down on paper, the inspiration starts to feel like it's drying up and, while getting from Point A in your story to Point B may have come easily, you might begin to struggle when you are trying to get from Point B to Point C.
The best advice I can give you at this point is to keep writing. Yes, it might be a struggle right now, but if you keep getting words down, eventually, your inspiration will return. Your muse might have been right beside you for the beginning, and now if feels like your muse is taking a little nap, but your muse will wake up and start whispering in your ear again only if you keep writing.
So keep writing.
And, as always,