I love you, but I’m not in love with you.
That’s how I felt about my current wip for the last several months. As much as I loved the premise and my characters, I struggled to make progress on the story. Getting 250 words would sometimes take me two hours.
I tried various things to up my productivity. Writing first thing in the morning instead of waiting until the kids were in bed. Setting daily time goals instead of word goals to take some pressure off myself. Lowering my daily writing goals to build my confidence. I even tried mooching off the enthusiasm writing friends had for their own stories.
Nothing worked. I still wasn’t making the progress I wanted on my wip. And my excitement about the story still hadn’t returned.
Then a couple of weeks ago, I read the vision statement I came up with for my writing business plan.
I realized I’d become so caught up in the routine of writing that I forgot there was more to writing than hitting my writing word goals. I’d forgotten the purpose of my writing.
The love for my wip is back and is stronger. I’m exceeding my daily word goals for my wip. And I am head over heels in love with writing again.
How are you feeling about your current wip? How are you feeling about your writing?