Going back to full signal strength this week, Patsy.
It was nice giving myself the week off. Telling myself everyday, “It’s okay. You don’t have to write for the site.” That’s important, a self-reaffirmation of control and understanding. It was either that or beating myself up every day that I wasn’t able to get a blog post out or wasn’t writing 1k a day.
Speaking of: Project Update!
Project: GREY is in rewrites right now. I’ve written about this before, but thanks to some guidance from prospective agents (who all politely declined), I’m adding on nearly 20,000 words to this manuscript. That means a whole lot of rewrites and story expansion.
I hit a wall last week, where I was seeing the end of all my story add-ons and then realized I’d be falling about 8,000 words short of where I wanted it. So, what do you do?
You think. For days on end. With no actual new words being produced. That can take a massive toll on your mind, thinking you’re not actually working. Sometimes thinking is the work. It has to be when you’re a parent. I needed to add in a character to the finale, thus working backwards to increase their role overall in the story. Does it work? Could it work? I don’t get to sit in coffee shops and map all this out anymore. It all takes place, in my mind, while rolling around on the floor playing with my boys.
Then, when they slumber, do I get to work.
It’s not easy. But it’s what I can do.
Thanks for reading,