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The Wordwitch: A Writer’s Life in Pictures – July

It’s time for another month’s summary of the Wordwitch pictures, so if you missed any on Twitter and Facebook, or you aren’t a social media animal to begin with, you can find the July drawings below.

Hang in There

Sometimes it’s like this. You work on your stories, you keep revising or editing or plotting, and you enjoy it. But at the same time, it feels like you’re just one slip away from the darker side.

I tell myself, “Hang in there!” and even if it isn’t easy, I keep… well, hanging in hope one day I’ll be able to climb up to safety.

Rise, My Idea!

Browsing through my files, I came across this old idea of mine, and I discovered that I still love the characters, the setting, and the story itself.
I really, really, REALLY want to work on it again, but other projects aside, it still suffers from the problems that made me stop writing it in the first place.

(I know I made a typo in the text. Can’t fix this one by pressing backspace!)

Which Way to Go?

I love working on multiple projects at a time, but every now and then I do face the impossible choice: which one I should be working on this very moment?

The answer isn’t always obvious, and procrastigoblin has his own ideas too…

Relativity of a Problem

This drawing isn’t necessarily writing-related, but definitely a part of a writer’s life.

Let’s face it: sometimes I worry, and sometimes I worry a lot. I keep telling myself that I’m also trying to solve future problems before they arrive, but – well – the truth is often as you can see below.

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Joanna Maciejewska

Joanna Maciejewska is a fantasy and science fiction author who enjoys all things SFF: books, movies, and video games. Her short stories appeared in magazines and anthologies in Polish and in English. Her epic fantasy adventure series, starting with By the Pact, is available in ebook and paperback at all major retailers.

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  1. sjhigbee

    I sooo relate to these issues – especially the Relativity of a Problem:). Especially at 3am… Thank you, these are marvellous!

  2. Audrey

    Really well put! I’m also at a weird stage with my writing – blaming jetlag on my procrastination and thinking – but no one cares… all sorts of nonsense! I wonder if I could use the relativity picture you drew for a course on conflict management that I teach in amsterdam? For in the PowerPoint?

    1. Melfka

      Hello Audrey – thank you for stopping by. I hope you’ll manage to get over the jetlag and get back on track with your writing :).
      And yes, feel free to use it in your PowerPoint presentation. I have to say, I really appreciate you asking first!

  3. Alchemy Ocelot

    Oh, I can so relate to every single one of this. With old projects I sometimes pull a thing out and stare at it and wonder… and while I do recognize my notes I have no idea what brilliant creation this was meant to be. I guess these are so decomposed you only get a skeleton while you wanted a zombie. Let’s call it the Necromancer’s Dilemma and ask no questions. 😛
    I love the problem fuzzies. Are they like Gremlins?

    1. Melfka

      Yes, I love those little notes too that you can’t decipher months later… With bigger projects, I do get a somewhat whole zombie, but it doesn’t mean there’s even an ounce of fresh meat on them. 😉
      And the problem fuzzies… I think they might be ideas gone bad. I’d check, but I prefer to steer clear of them. 😉

  4. saraletourneau

    YES. I can completely relate to Relativity of a Problem! And Hang In There is… kind of scary, tbh. Are those shark fins or stalagmites poking up through the water?

    1. Melfka

      You know what’s the real problem with the Relativity of a Problem? 😉 That we all KNOW it, but still fall for it. Evil things, those problems.
      As for the water, these were supposed to be stalagmites, but I guess shark fins work too. I agree that it’s a rather scary image… but in the end, most of us manage to cling to the motivation.

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