Monday, August 27, 2007

Ask Me How The Novel Is Going...


...and I will bite your lips off !

Can you tell I"m struggling? Oh, look. I just lost more hair...

I'm feeling like a total hack today. I'm feeling like a no-talent freak. I'm feeling like no one in their right mind would want to read this, much less pay to read it, much less walk to a bookstore to pay to take it home to read it.

Maybe I just need a walk on the beach or something.

5 comments:

Josh said...

I'll just say that I hit this point with every story I've written. Taking a breather, even a short walk, can be a great help. Sometimes the mind just starts gasping for a little air once you've been submerged in the plot for so long. It won't last forever, let me assure you.

Carmen Andres said...

ah, now THERE'S the musings of a TRUE writer! i agree with the poster above, take a break (to smash your keyboard against a tree) and go shopping (to buy a new keyboard). works for me. well, at least in my vengance fantasies it does, heh.

Heather said...

yeah. welcome to my world. edits suck. i look at what i've written and wonder why i'm here.

John said...

I hear ya. I finally reached the "half-way" point of my current novel and I'm pretty sure the plot's so full of holes I don't want to go on.

But onward and upward.

Shannon said...

ROFL! Oh, Mir. I'm sososoooo sorry. Thank you for the reminder to pray.

I have felt that way almost continuously about this Edit-From-He---oops, Impossible Revision--wait, nothing is impossible with God, is it? Okay, this Revision-that-is-really-really-hard-and-squeezing-every-last-drop-of-mental-acuity-out-of-me-and-then-some. But, the good news is that I can actually start to see independent evidence of growth from the last six months' intensity.

I like what you said in a later post, about God telling you to do something then confirming it. I love when He does that ... Baruch HaShem indeed! It is all for Him ...