So, the Story A Day challenge worked really well for what I set out to do! Day one refreshed my mind. At day two my brain was switched back on in writing mode and I had a flood of ideas for my WiP that have made me so excited to work on it again. Day three I was still working through the ideas in my head for my WiP while I wrote Death By… (which is possibly my favourite story of them all). Then at day four I made the mistake of forcing myself to write a Story A Day instead of actually working on my WiP, which is what I really wanted to do.
I temporarily forgot how the Story A Day challenge was a tool for me, to get my brain back in writing gear, and instead I forced myself to work on a challenge story instead of the project that I was doing this all for!
Which means, for now, no more Story A Day stories because I’m really eager to get back to my WiP! The ideas I’ve had basically mean I’m changing the whole world-building for the novel. This is no small task and I’m wondering if it hasn’t sunk in yet just how much work I have ahead of me because instead of feeling nervous, I’m really excited by it Which is why I know I need to work on that instead of the challenge for a while. My brain is back in writing gear, my enthusiasm is soaring and the fun is absolutely back in writing for me!
I will be writing some more Story A Day stories, I enjoyed doing them and still have a couple of ideas that I want to get out at some point. But for the time being, they won’t be every day because I really need, and want (woo!), to work on my WiP. And that’s the most important thing, to get the novel written
Wish me luck!