But I dont want to!

Do I really have to write today? Can’t I just sleep or do something else?

This is the first time since last week that I’ve had time to write, and I’m really struggling to motivate myself. Attempts at procrastination have included reviewing earlier chapters and looking for ways to improve. But it’s the work I’ve done on chapter five that I really need to concentrate on. This also happens to be an extremely challenging part of the story to write. It’s a total change in scenery. Literally, another world entirely! Stepping out of the ancient realms of elves, dark elves, and dwarves and into our own modern world, requires a shift in tone. These new characters need a voice that is distinctively different from those characters of the otherworld. 

I won’t need to stay on earth long, fortunately. Just long enough to see a breech between the realms occur. Then we will return to the more enjoyable land of the dark elves! 

I have the story in my mind; I just don’t want to write it! Not today! But the only way to overcome this obstacle is to just get started. The first few lines after a break are always the hardest.

Published by Jessica Urquhart

First off, who am I? My name is Jessica Urquhart. Writing has always been a hobby of mine, which got its start in middle and highschool, when I'd write short stories for the amusement of my friends and classmates. Currently, I'm working on my first book, my one true love of a story I've been saying I would one day write. Well, that day has come. If you'd care to follow my musings on the adventures and hurdles of writing my first fantasy book, then please, read my blog.

5 thoughts on “But I dont want to!

  1. It’s just that initial struggle to get back into rhythm. I decided to start by rereading all chapters from the beginning. Hopefully, that will get my mind on the game.

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