editing, life

Writing and Life

I’ve been doing a lot of editing lately, and coincidentally, a lot of spring cleaning. And the two processes aren’t that dissimilar, it’s getting rid of what’s not necessary, cutting out what you don’t need, figuring out how to compact what you have in a better way. Both ended up being a sort of emotional process. Realizing there were things I was holding on to for no reason at all, and letting go of the fear of cutting things away, afraid of having nothing left.

I learn a lot from my writing, it helps me in my day to day life in ways I can’t put into words. If I could show my words to the world, or to no one but myself, I don’t think I could ever stop writing. If I ever did, I think I’d explode. And my life story shows a lot in my writing, in little ways. Like easter eggs, hidden in nuggets throughout the book. Things I’ve learned shows up, too, and as I’ve matured, so have my stories.

I’m very grateful for the experiences I’ve been going through in my edits, and I’m glad I started cleaning. It feels good to just release things that were holding you back in ways you didn’t even notice. At least, it’s been really good for me these days. Seeing all the bags I was throwing away felt great, and seeing my word count go down felt surprisingly good too.

Spring usually just means allergies for me, but this year, it’s meant something different.

And I’m glad for it.

In other news, I’m so excited to see my page on the Immortal Works website! It looks so amazing, these people have been so wonderful to work with. I’m excited for the next steps for Dragon Bones: Wedded, this is going to be great!

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