The writing has been coming slowly for a couple of months now, so I feel good that I’ve finally finished a story today! Sure I cranked out a first draft of a novella in January, but that draft hasn’t gotten any farther, which bothers me (I wanted to put it on the shelf for a little while, but I didn’t want it to sit this long), and even worse, I wasn’t making significant progress on anything else. I need to do a final clean-up edit on the story I just finished, but that will take only a day or two, and then it will be out the door.
A small success, but given how my writing has been going recently, I need to celebrate these small victories. I have always expected there to be high and low points in my production—and there have always been good and bad stretches—but the recent low has been lengthier than I would like. I’ve been trying a few different things to break out of the rut, and it seems to have work. I hope that finishing this first story will be the beginning of a return to a high point.