Welcome to my second week of weekly blogging. I’m glad you’re still with me. No really, thanks guys, it means a lot. Okay, done with greetings, let’s get some meat to go with these potatoes.
This has been a pretty busy week for me. I spent a few days working out my cover for Beasts of Burdin, but there will be more about that next week. I’ve also gotten quite a bit of writing done. I’ve been working on Burdin II for three weeks and I’m right around 23k words. That’s sticking with my 1,000 a day rule. Good for me.
The more important part of all is, in the past week I’ve written probably one of the best scenes I’ve ever written. It’s a dream sequence with heavy does of creepy. Two days later I wrote probably the most believable character I’ve ever written. She’s just a little old lady with a crap family and she’s only in the book for a chapter, but something about her just comes off the page for me. Hopefully she does for you too.
What I’m getting around to is, maybe I’m getting better at this whole writing thing. I’ve been writing seriously for over a year and a half now as well as reading constantly for the first time in my life. I’ve also finished three books on grammar and style.
I don’t want to admit that I was bad before, but it seems like I’m constantly improving. I have gotten to the point where when I see a scene in my head it’s not a problem to get it on paper. I don’t think I’m a fraction of a percent of mastering anything, but I’m getting better and that feels good.
I’ve officially written far more than I planned, so I’m going to shut up now, but first I want to ask a question. If you’re a writer, how do you feel about your skill-set? Are you a pro? Beginner? If you’re not a writer, what is a serious hobby you find yourself as proficient in?
Keep doing what you do, you’ll get better at it, guaranteed.