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News Archive for February 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Finally Finding My Groove At 40

Written by Kodi Wolf at 5:11 AM

I turned 40 today. Most people I know who have turned 40 seemed to freak out about it, but I just can't stop smiling. :)

I'm frickin' 40 years old. How cool is that? :)

I think one of the reasons I'm in such a good mood is because I seem to have finally figured out my writing.

The new system I've come up with has enabled me to make real progress on my stories these past couple months, rather than the kind of hit or miss stuff I was doing before, where I was just jotting down my notes every now and then or writing only when a scene came to me (which hadn't been happening as often as it used to; I think the takeaway there is, "Use it or lose it"). Now, I'm getting all kinds of scenes in my head while I'm brainstorming and I'm learning I can be creative even when I feel like crap.

And having made all this progress on Lights in such a short amount of time has kept me really excited and motivated about getting the outline finished and starting in on the 'real' writing. And then that leads me to thinking about how cool it will be to not only finish another one of my novels, but also use this system on the rest of my books, and I just can't wait. :)

I so want to finish all my stories. I come across articles all the time about 'planning your author career' and I'm just like, "I've already got enough novels to last me into my sixties, so I think I've got that one covered, thanks." :)

As a birthday present to myself, I'm going to try to continue my current 33-day writing streak and write every day for my birthday month. I'm a little afraid of jinxing myself by even writing that down, but I really want to do it. Even with the extra day from it being a Leap Year, it's still the shortest month of the year, so it's more doable than any other month.

I so don't want to break my streak for February. I think I'd be okay if I broke it sometime in March (even March 1), but I really want February to remain intact.

Wish me luck. :)