I have TWO full manuscripts to edit. Don’t tell anyone but I really don’t want to.
My joy comes through the creative writing process and then wanes to a point of not wanting to have anything to do with it anymore.
Can anyone relate to that?
Both manuscripts are good.
In fact, one is a frikken masterpiece…even if I do say so myself. But…damn, there’s always a but isn’t there…insert a big whine right here… I just don’t wanna.
The funny thing is that when I start editing and really embrace the process, then I’m fine. In fact I get so into it that I believe it’s my favorite part of the writing process.
But, I have to start…oh man…it’s just the thought of it…more whining.
It’s the idea of putting everything else aside and combing through thousands of words to make it better. Right now that doesn’t sound like much fun. It sounds like work.
Can’t I pay to have someone else do it for me?
I know. I know. It doesn’t work that way.
Lately I’ve been busy organizing a writers’ festival. What? How the heck did that happen.
Can anyone say “avoidance”? “procrastination”? “I don’t wanna edit”?
lol…I like to be in charge. What can I say?
Don’t get me wrong.
I’m having a great time in the organization–you stand here, you do that–sort of role (I’m well suited for that actually), but I have to admit that besides my blogs I’ve done very little writing.
I think it’s finally caught up to me.
There’s this tug at my heart that wants some attention.
It wants to create.
It wants new and exciting ventures to chase and capture.
I want to give voice to those images rumbling in my twisted writer brain.
My muse, she’s sitting there waiting for my expert direction–her cue to soar.
A scene, full of nuance and uncertainty brews beneath my surface–trying to break free.
Writing is what I love to do and write I must.
I seriously considered doing a July NaNo, but I will be responsible and edit the two manuscripts I have… no need to add a third just yet.
I’ll set my twisted writer brain to simmer as I let those characters, settings, plots, and themes stew away just a little bit longer.
Okay. Today’s whine fest is done. Phew…I hope you feel better. I sure do. Thanks for listening.
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