I'm behind the schedule that I set for myself but I am making progress on my stories for the 2013 Blogging From A to Z Challenge. I've got A and B written, edited and scheduled to post. I got C and D written today. I'll probably have them edited and scheduled to post at some point in the next couple days. So far I'm really happy with the pieces that I've written. The A and C stories don't stray from my usual routine. But D does. It's a fantasy piece from the viewpoint of the magical creatures rather than the humans in the story. And B is an excerpt from my NaNoWriMo novel.
Is not going well. I'm having issues. I have just over 7500 words written. And am stalled there. At first I was bouncing around in the plot, writing the scenes and I thought of them. But then I got stuck in one view point and I don't want it to be told from just one POV, so I told myself I needed to start designating chapters and plotting them out at least partially. I wrote one more scene and a partial scene and I'm stuck. I can't even get myself to finish the scene.
I'm getting discouraged and coming down hard on myself because of it. I start doubting my ability to write. It's been years since I've written anything and even when I was writing fan-fic all the time, I could never bring myself to finish the long ones. So I begin telling myself that I bit off more than I can chew and that I shouldn't be even attempting this. And there starts a vicious cycle of self-doubt that just results in the desire to slam my head against the wall repeatedly.
There you have it. That's where I'm at writing wise.