Coming back from the depths of writing despair

By September 18, 2022 No Comments


As has been evident, over the past several months my life has been crazy busy. Touching only a moment on the topic, I’ve been studying to become a health coach. The second half of the course was incredibly in depth and time-consuming, and I found myself prioritizing it over other aspects in my life. Mainly my writing. 


In addition to that, with helping to plan my daughter’s wedding — yay!! — along with my regular jobs (yes, plural—I’m a scopist and an office manager for my husband’s business) AND trying to find time to keep my house somewhat livable, to say I’ve had a busy year is an understatement!


But…. I’m finished with the course! I’m officially a health coach    and I’m now able to focus more on writing again. 


With that said, I have been writing here and there, but Delilah’s Path hasn’t progressed in the manner I’ve wanted it to. I’ve gotten stuck a few times and wasn’t able to progress the storyline. So instead I went back and edited what I’ve already written…. typical writer’s trap, yeah? 


The other day, however, I’m in the shower — where all my best ideas come — and lo and behold, the perfect idea comes to mind and all I can do is hope and beg the writing goddesses to allow the thought to stay in my head until I’m finished and can get to my laptop. Quick note: one of the reasons I’ve been stuck is because I couldn’t figure out how to get the story to be a HFN (happy for now) as opposed to HEA (happy ever after).


So after wrestling with some ideas, my brain snapped and I said to myself, “Self…” — just kidding, I don’t actually address myself. 😉 But I did come up with the idea of figuring out how to end the story: literally end the book. As in, skipping ahead and writing the epilogue. I asked myself: How do I want the two main love interests to end up?


Brilliant! (If I do say so myself.)


This may be common to a lot of seasoned writers, but as I’m only working on my third book, it’s a new concept to me.  😛


So as I was finishing up my shower and getting ready for the day, towel still on my head, I rushed to the computer and wrote out the epilogue in record time. 




With that came a rush of relief as I realized I was further along in the story than I had thought just an hour before. Because once the ending came into my mind of how I wanted them to end up, I was able to see the story progress to get to that point. Can you imagine the satisfaction!??


A few days later when I got more time to sit and write, I went back to the storyline and mapped out how to finish Delilah’s Path. And you know what I realized then


I can finish it out with just three more chapters. 


(*pause for effect*)   



You have no idea how exuberant this makes me feel! Because, if you’ll remember, just a month or so ago, I put out to the world the enormous goal of publishing by the end of October. That was to put a fire under me, but I’d also thought I’d shot myself in the foot. Well, eager reader…

It. Shall. Be. Done! 


My projected release/publish date is now November 1, 2022.
(*happy dance!*)




I absolutely love epiphanies!

I love experiencing them, hearing about them, and witnessing them. 

If you’ve had a recent epiphany — or hell, even not so recent — do share! I can’t wait to hear about them! 


And stay tuned for more Del’s Path updates! They’ll be coming swift and often!


Until next time, Beauties,



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