Happiness is… Writing Again

I’t’s been a long time since I have been pro­duc­tive. I pro­cras­ti­nat­ed and pre­tend­ed that every­thing was fine. But it wasn’t. I knew it wasn’t. Skyrim has been the out­let for my frus­tra­tion and sad­ness and a method of avoid­ing the work I should have been doing. I couldn’t even blog prop­er­ly. Yet some­how mod­ding the damned game made my cre­ativ­i­ty flow again. The win­ter just arrived to this hemi­sphere but in my head the win­ter is over. *Hap­py Dance*

With­in the past few days I wrote two and a half chap­ters worth of sto­ry, and I’m only a few chap­ters away from fin­ish­ing Part One (which is more of a Book One, to be fair).

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Blurred out to be spoil­er-free 🙂

It wasn’t a per­fect piece of the sto­ry, but at least it was some­thing. Some­thing that can be edit­ed and built upon. I don’t real­ly care now what it is as long as I’m putting those words out and fin­ish this year. I can see my goal clear­ly again! Then I will be edit­ing a bit and going through a few beta-read­ers before set­ting out to write Parts Two and Three. Those are bare­ly in devel­op­ment yet, though I know what I will be doing there. Writ­ing mul­ti-POV books is hell, I tell you. Writ­ing epic-sized mul­ti-POV books is triple that. And no mat­ter what I do, it takes me a year to write a medi­um-nov­el-sized book (~90k). I hope to cel­e­brate the New Year with one of my goals com­plet­ed.

It is too ear­ly to say if I will be releas­ing the sto­ry in three parts or as one piece, but it won’t hap­pen until all of it is writ­ten. There is a pos­si­bil­i­ty that I will han­dle fin­ish­ing the next two parts faster. I’ve been doing this before.

At least I no longer feel guilty to be called a writer. I’m writ­ing, after all. 😀

Jeno Marz
JENO MARZ is a science fiction writer from Latvia, Northern Europe, with background in electronics engineering and computer science. She is the author of two serial novels, Falaha’s Journey: A Spacegirl’s Account in Three Movements and Falaha’s Journey into Pleasure. Marz is current at work on a new SF trilogy. All her fiction is aimed at an adult audience.

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