Real life. Man, it has a way of shutting down the ol’ creative fire. I was so excited and revved up for Nano, and then, well, this week happened. The last 11 days actually have had all sorts of challenges, and I’m muddling through, but I finally owned up to one thing.
I hated the work in progress I was writing. Hated the sound of the words. Hated the attitude of the protagonist. The whole piece felt like a suit made of scratchy steel wool.
So I think I’m going to be brave and START over. I don’t know why sometimes the writing process is easy, and sometimes it’s hard (currently blaming the end of Daylight Savings Time and the election).
But I have to believe that I can write something good. And that at some point in all of this struggle and hard work, I will break through. I’m betting it’s not ever going to get any easier, but I am betting that persistence pays off.
That’s a lot of wagering, so send me your good wishes and luck. 😉 And thanks again for all the reviews you’ve left on Amazon!