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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17 thoughts on “I’m Having a Pre-Edit Pity Party. Come on Over and Hear me Whine… I Don’t Wanna…Whaaaaa…Can You Relate?”
Finished up my tutoring for 2020-21 this morning … and am sitting here planning my writing for the summer. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Hey Norma! I’m gonna dive in. It’s time. Stay motivated my friend and keep writing. xo
Happy to be your shoulder to whine on.
lol…ah Thank you my friend. Let’s meet in the park soon for a write and picnic lunch. Maybe peachland? couple of weeks? dm you
Let your NaNoWriMo goal be to finish editing one of your manuscripts. Instead of writing a new one. The joy of July NaNoWriMo is that you can set your own goals. For example, I am going to be working on a manuscript I am already 16,000 words into. But the rest of this book is the hardest part for me.
You know what Billie? I think this is a fantastic idea. That will afford me some accountability and I’ll have to take up a stance of non-avoidance. Okay…you got it. I’m in.
Wonderful, if you’re looking for a group to join our group is called Newbies Writing Group we are still looking for group members. I’d love to have you as one of my teammates. No one in our group has ever done NaNoWriMo before we could benefit from someone with experience.
I think that’s a great plan. That is HUGE accountability. I say YES>
Thank you Marianna! xo
We’re here and listening
Ahhh….you’re the sweetest! xoxo
Well Faye, I say “just do it”. Let’s get those manuscripts off to your agent! I’m still working on mine, got totally distracted creating a website/blog. Now I’m trying to get back into a balanced writing routine. Have a wonderful day!
Thanks Laurel! I couldn’t agree more. Kick in the butt received! lol. I now have a goal and a timeline…I like timelines. They make me more productive. Thanks for stopping by….Now go get working on your manuscript! xoxo
Every writer’s lament!! Glad you feel better.
Thanks Eileen. It’s so true isn’t it? Tomorrow being July 01 will be the deep dive…glug glug… I’m actually looking forward to it becuase once it’s done then I don’t need to worry about it for a while.lol. xo