Hi, remember me?

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After a creative slump where writing words – any kind of words – seemed much like pulling teeth I’ve managed to pick up my wee novel again! While I’m not entirely sure I’ve escaped the dead-mind traphole I intend to do all I can to climb out, rather than sit around and wait for the rescue team.

At the end of all things, it’s all on me. No teacher to berate me for handing it in late, no classmates waiting – nobody but me.

Therefore – here’s a status update! I’ve read through my manuscript, covered it in red ink, made several notes for absolutely ridiculous illogical parts and problems, changed a few names, realised that most characters are walking and talking and wearing their names like real people, reconsidered changes, figured out a few solutions, etc, etc. I even drew a map!

Today I’ll begin my second draft! I promised a friend – one of my first-to-be readers – that I’d have it done by the time she goes on holiday so she has something juicy to read in the sun. That’s in 2 weeks… 14 days… so I really better get going!

Please share your writing updates!

N.

 

p.s. Loving the cyber snow!

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7 thoughts on “Hi, remember me?

  1. “While I’m not entirely sure I’ve escaped the dead-mind traphole I intend to do all I can to climb out, rather than sit around and wait for the rescue team. ”
    So many times this.
    I think some of us writers spend too much time waiting for inspiration to strike at our hands and give them life…but in reality, true inspiration will happen as we toil away at the keyboard or pen.

    Good luck with your second draft! Work hard!

    • Hi Miguel! I totally agree with the waiting for inspiration. It’s just not an efficient way of going about it. It’s easier, of course, but easy was never right about writing was it? Thanks again! J.S.

    • Thank you, Arran! It’s funny (and somewhat embarrassing) to read my own stuff and realise how daft I can be at times! People changing clothes in the same scene, bags going missing etc. But that’s what rewriting is all about, I guess! Thanks for reading and cheering on! J.S.

      • We’ve all been there. I wrote my book through a lot of pain so I was so sensitive to anything said about it. Then I met an editor who blew me away and told me where I went wrong….it’s amazing how far I’ve come since then…and so will you…believe in your talent it will never fail you

        A
        Xxx

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