Three writing lessons I’ve learnt this week

I hope you all had a good weekend!

Me? Well, apart from binge watching The Walking Dead, I had a lightbulb moment thanks to my dear friend, Murees Dupe.

I’m super excited to announce that I will be starting to write the sequel to my novel, Synthetica! This book was originally supposed to be part of a trilogy, and the time finally feels right to delve back into Anais’ world and begin the next chapter of her story.

It’s taken me about two years to reach this point, but I don’t mind. I’ve had two years of research, writing outside my comfort zone, relaxing and just living life. As an author, it’s important to take a step back and participate in the real world every once in a while – I’m a firm believer that what you see and hear and experience in life can be translated onto the page, if you’re just patient enough to let it all soak in.

So, what lessons can we learn from today’s blog post?

  1. It’s okay to take your time
    It’s taken me two years to get to the point where I am comfortable enough to begin writing again. Does this bother me? Nope. I see and hear about other authors churning book after book out, day after day, but I no longer feel the need to compare myself to them as much. I’m quite happy to work at my own pace and in my own time.
  2. Life is a valuable experience
    As an author, it often seems like if you’re not churning out the words, you’re not writing. But that’s not true. Whether you’re drinking your morning coffee, commuting to your day job or taking a walk in the woods, all of these experiences can be filed away and used later on in your writing. So don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not working if you’re not writing; real life experience is just as important as words are.
  3. It’s never too late to start
    It may have take me 2 years to pluck up the courage to start writing my series again, but it’s never too late to start, or to pick something back up that you’d thought you’d forgotten about. Don’t beat yourself up if you haven’t managed to work on that novel/project for a while – you will do it, when you’re ready.

Have a great week!

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