Natasha McNeely's Author Blog

Never stop dreaming, 'cause the day you stop dreaming, is the day you stop living.

Progress: How does it make you feel?


Progress. You have a project that you’re dying to work on. Something that keeps you up at night, plagues your thoughts and pokes you with annoying cries for attention.

Go away, you might think. I have other things to do!

English: Werewolf, by Rodrigo Ferrarezi Portug...

Werewolf, by Rodrigo Ferrarezi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But deep down, you know that once you start working on that project – writing, drawing, or something else entirely – it’ll feel great. Werewolf’s Lair is such a project for me. After far too long of dawdling and procrastinating, whether purposely or due to other things that needed doing. Regardless, the moment I started working on it again, I felt a wave of relief and pure joy.

Nothing compares to that feeling. That was yesterday. Between yesterday and today, I added 4,518 to Werewolf’s Lair and more will be joining those tomorrow! Now that I finally started and got back into the groove, things are falling into place magnificently. Suddenly, there are connections between scenes I look forward to writing and some of them are much closer than they were before.

From one scene to another; the connections are forming and the path is smooth and problem-free. I love that sensation, when things just fall into place without a hint of trouble.

Whenever I get around to writing, I write. It’s getting started that is always the problem. Procrastination at its finest. Once I push past it, it releases its hold and vanishes. As long as I make sure not to let up, it won’t return. That makes the writing process much easier.

At this rate, Werewolf’s Lair will easily be finished by August 31st, the deadline I set for it. Moreover, I could finish it a month early! We’ll see if that happens, but at the very least, I won’t miss the August 31st deadline!

So far, I love how the book is turning out. It’s better than I could have predicted, but we’ll see if that opinion is still the same once I get to the editing process. That process always changes everything so quickly that it’s insane.

But that’s a post for another day. I’d rather not think about that until I get to that point. Until then, I’ll be shooting 10,000 words per week!

The end of Werewolf’s Lair, here I come!

How do you feel when you make progress? What do you feel you’ve made the most progress on? Share in the comments!

Author: Natasha McNeely

I'm a writer, reader, gamer and a dreamer. I love losing myself to thought and considering possibilities. That is how I create my stories and weave the erratic tales into readable ones.

2 thoughts on “Progress: How does it make you feel?

  1. Yay! Congratulations, That’s the best feeling in the world.

Let me know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s