The novel's premise is solid, but this - just write write write - has sent me astray on tangents that are clearly going to have to be deleted completely, and will cause considerable rewriting (my least favorite thing in the world) to have to be done. It will most likely end up on a far, far, far back burner and when I do revisit it - be started over completely rather than trying to salvage any of the actual writing that has been done. But I really could have spent that four hours yesterday working on something that would SELL. Sorry - but living below poverty level tends to make you very aware of that sort of thing.
It hasn't been a total waste of time. I've proven to myself that I'm still best at marathon writing days cranking out 4000 words or so (which would BE a novel in the sex story universe - something that would sit there and dribble money into my bank account for years to come). I've reminded some people that I am a writer, and that I actually do have to have TIME to write - it doesn't just appear magically. Learned I need to discipline myself better and not disappear down the rabbit hole of games and videos. So there have been some lessons learned. Or perhaps, reminded myself of is more like it.
I got to donate this year - thanks to Amazon's nice fat KOLL/KU payment for a couple of months ago - so that's fun. And it was fun to write about something other than whose sexual organ is how big and going where - although that is all people will buy. At this point - it will be a relief to go back to something that easy! LOL!
So thanks to the one or two people who supported me, and best of luck to all the folks who are still grinding away - may your novels all become best sellers!