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  • Writer's pictureMJ Rodriguez

Ever been in a slump?

Updated: Jan 14, 2022

I’m in a slump. I don’t know how I got there. I finished my novel, Where the River Goes, and my beta readers have it. That’s a little stressful for me, just not sure if it’s good, if it’s worth publishing. How sad to think it might be no good when I spent so much time and work doing it. One beta reader said it’s good. Whew! Another is in the process of editing it. My fourteen-year-old granddaughter likes it. That’s a positive. Of course, she may be a little biased.

My first beta reader, the one who has read it, says it’s a Christian novel. Funny, I never started out to write a Christian novel. Never thought much about it. But that makes sense, since I’m a Christian. What I do should reflect that, don’t you think?

I’m working on some short stories to enter in competitions. The criteria is so specific, I wish the categories were a little less explicit. However, the tight guidelines make for more of a challenge, which is good for me. Makes me reach further, get out of my comfort zone. Helps me grow as a writer.

Do you like to do things out of your comfort zone? How do you handle that?

Do you ever get in a slump? What do you do to get out?

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