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Writing Journal – The Fall of the Stone – 18 April 2023

Although I have written many books over the last decades – but didn’t publish all of them – my experience with The Fall of the Stone is definitely a first. For weeks now I’ve been at the end of the book without making much progress. I know what is happening in the end, but I am advancing way too slowly… which is unusual. It’s not writer’s block. I can’t even blame it on being busy – although I am busy every day, but if I were inspired I would write regardless, so it’s no excuse for me.

This one scene I am working on has been dragging on for weeks… I don’t feel obstructed because of this, rather surprised; perhaps baffled is a good word, I don’t know. All I can say is that The Fall of the Stone is an experience of a kind to me. Maybe, that means that the end product will also be a one-of-a-kind experience 😉 Let’s hope so, right?

Now, I’m wondering whether I should pospone the release date. It is scheduled for July 2023, but maybe – if I keep on making such slow progress – it would be more realistic to get it published in August. I need to think about that.

Update, 14 May 2023: I have posponed the release for August 2023. I think it’s better, and I’ll have more time to prepare.

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