Early 2022 Writing Process

At this time, a significant change is going on in my life. I’ve been in constant turmoil since early January. For the past three weeks, since mid-January, I’ve been so overwhelmed with changes and preparations for changes I have had a little time to type in my new book, but I had no time whatsoever to write anything new.

In November 2020, I started writing a new book in my ‘The Council of Twelve’ series… the story started wonderfully, and I have so many ideas about how the story is supposed to continue, but at this moment, with everything going on in my life, I can’t write. I don’t have the capacity. At this point, I’m consciously using the word ‘capacity’ rather than ‘time.’

I have been initiating, preparing and, finally following my plans for the significant changes, and I don’t have anything to complain about. But with everything coming up, with some things being a bit more complicated than others, I’m at my limits right now.

I have parts of the story in my head; I love the characters…. I would love to continue typing in my book outside the series, getting it to the editor…

I would love to send my two prepared books in the series to my copyright lawyer, and I would love to continue writing my new story. I would love to see this excellent novel grow, be finally written black on white, becoming a part of ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series.

Here I am now, having my story, preparing for it, mentally getting ready to write it down, and still being unable to do so because due to the current circumstances, I can’t write right now. I can’t write, even though that’s one of the things I love doing most.

So, what am I doing in that situation? Yes, I’m preparing mentally, for the time I have a specific capacity back that is now taken by something else. The current situation won’t stay forever… it’s temporary. But it does need my time, dedication, and efforts, and I have to go through it. It’s not even bad… but it’s unusual, and I’m not used to being unable to write whenever I feel like it.

What am I supposed to do in that situation? I love writing; I love my books; I love knitting stories, creating characters… that’s what I do. I don’t want to become depressed.

Have you ever been in that situation? If yes, how did you handle it? Let us know in the comments.


19 thoughts on “Early 2022 Writing Process

      1. Yes, I hope so Aurora. 🙂 My promo has finished, (though it never really stops!) Marketing takes up so much time and energy! So now I am going to start thinking what to do next. No more than thinking for now. Writing will come and I’m sure it will for you too. x


  1. I’m in that situation all the time. I love the phrase “write around the mess.” I don’t remember who said it, but in times like that, it becomes a sort of repeating mantra for me. It encourages me to write a little in the mess, even if that’s a FB post or a journal entry. It may not be what I want to be writing, but it keeps the words flowing.

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  2. Like you said, this is a time of intense change and being unable to find the capacity to work on things you love is very natural. Deal with things one step at a time and I know you’ll find your way back towards your story. Take care of yourself!

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  3. Your last statement is most true, Aurora. You do not want to let depression seep in. Just deal with whatever it is you need to and trust that your stories aren’t going anywhere. If you get a new idea, jot it down. It will all come together at the perfect time. Sending light and love!

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  4. Seems whenever I can resolve a challenging matter, another plops into my world . Often my first thought upon waking up in the morning is “What’s coming my way today”. Last several weeks I’ve put myself in attack mode and really knocked off a bunch of stuff from the “to do” list. I’m so proud of my effort and focus. Now I have only 32 million things I still gotta get to. Whew ! Finally some breathing room.


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