I guess I’ll share a bit about how things are going with my WIP.
As of the moment, my story is at about 135k words and about 25% finished, and it was the first and only story of mine that broke what I dub the 30k word barrier, which has scuttled 4 of my WIPs, so this WIP has been a big achievement for me. Two weeks back, I mangled to finish writing a 12k word chapter in a week and a half, something that is pretty unprecedented for me since I’m normally a really slow writer, but now, I’m really feeling the writer’s block, and I’ve only managed to get out about 1.5k words in the past week or so.
Part of the problem is that I’m really struggling with dialogue. 90% of the time, dialogue is something that I really don’t enjoy writing because being socially awkward in real life, writing smooth and normal dialogue is so painful. I also have this habit of writing “circle-conversations,” where characters talk but there’s not a ton of forwards momentum to their conversations, so some conversations feel awkward and pointless.
But I’m pushing through with current my chapter, and I’ve committed to writing at least 100 words a day, which has helped me stay motivated, and I think I’ve mangled to make it past the hardest pieces of dialogue to write. I’ve tried skipping ahead and writing, but being a very strong pantser, I just cannot and planning ahead actively demotivates me, so right now, I’m just forcing myself to write and hoping things go well.