Don’t Everyone Talk All At Once

Well, I so very much wanted to be further along with Dagger than I am but, alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Aside from distracted by “real life, “ I’ve really been struggling in several aspects. Characters from two different books are trying to talk all at once, and just like in real life, all I hear is white noise.

Overall, the word count from last week was pathetic: 9,277.  I’m almost embarrassed.  That breaks down to a little over 1,300 words per day, 300 short of my daily goal, and over 2,000 short of my weekly goal. There are few things I find more discouraging that setting goals for myself and not hitting them.

It’d be one thing if it were because I was dry, and my characters were quiet, but it’s the other way round; It’s chaotic, confusing, and difficult to focus. If it were a “silence” problem, I’d just do something else, especially something that doesn’t require me to think. But this is different. It doesn’t matter what I do, my brain is switched on and running far faster than it should. I might start meditating.

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    T.M. Lennon currently lives in North Carolina. His passion for science-fiction and fantasy was influenced by Star Wars in 1977 and The Lord of the Rings novels, which he read at an early age. He created the world of Eörlond in his teens for a fantasy role-playing game, and it has grown ever since.

    The one-time a soldier, systems engineer, and software developer, now adds author to his list of credentials. He continues to work during the day as an information technology consultant, but spends his precious little free time evolving the land of Eörlond and its inhabitants in front of his trusty laptop.