Turns out that what was stopping me from writing wasn't how busy I was, or how tired I was, but rather it was how stressed I was. I didn't feel free to to take the time to sit down and write. The moment the heavy responsibility i had was over, boom, 635 words in about 1 hour of free time, whereas previously even when I had free time I couldn't think about writing. If feels good. I think chapter 12 is about 50% done. When chapter 13 is done I'll do a mini mass-release to end the story.
I guess I'm officially on Hiatus until August 17. I do try to write (and have written thousands of words since April), but I can't write regularly and consistently. Also, I want to finish Secret Hole and then do a mini mass release for the final chapters rather that release one chapter and then go on hiatus again.
I'm posting my progress on my Ko-Fi page, to give myself some encouragement and record my accomplishments without spamming here. If anybody is actually interested in seeing how much progress I'm making each day, you can view my posts here: https://ko-fi.com/mossplains
I thought it would be difficult to reach the word count goal of 3000 words. Now that I'm back to writing I'm having so much fun that I'v blown way past it. Chapter 11 is already 5000 words and only about 60% of the planned events for the chapter have been written. I'm just enjoying the details of what's happening. I hope it won't end up being tedious for the readers.
After almost 4 months of being unable to write, this week I managed to finally write about 800 words so far, so I'm hopeful of making a comeback. I think I'll do a mass release for the remaining 3 chapters when they are all ready.
For personal reasons I really wasn't in the mood for writing romance this week. I wrote about 30% and I guess I'll publish it when it's ready. I'm tired of making promises that I end up not keeping. I can only hope to have it published by the end of next week.
I'm sorry to say that I won't be able to publish chapter 10 today, as my progress on writing it is only at 39%. On the positive side at least I'm getting it done faster than last time so I don't expect any problem getting it done for next week.
Sleeping properly makes a huge difference. My progress on writing chapter 9 is now 72.1%. If I can keep it up over the next day or two then I should be able to easily get the chapter done for this week. I sure I hope I do. When I'm well-rested words flow out like a stream, while when I'm tired each word feels like squeezing water out of a rock.