I’m finding it hard to get back into the groove. I suspect I was not in one before, but I was writing, and the stories were coming together.
My biggest accomplishment for the latter part of 2016 was writing 50,000 words for a pseudo NANOWRIMO book. I didn’t enter because I didn’t think I could put 50,000 words down in the allotted time.
As it happened the creative mind was organised and the ideas and words flowed. I know it was just supposed to be raw writing, but I even had time to rewrite the start. As we all know, by the time you get to the end, a lot of stuff at the start needs to be fixed, especially in light of plot changes and continuity.
Now, looking at the document on screen, I have the job of editing and re-writing.
Perhaps I should give that a few more months before I start.
Then there is the sequel I’m writing.
Here’s the thing.
It was done and dusted, reading as a final re-read before handing over to the editor.
Should not have done the final re-read!
I don’t know if anyone else has the same problem, but as soon as I had finished it, I had a feeling (oh no not one of those feelings, I can hear the editor saying) and something was not quite right.
I hate it when I am in one of those moods, and looking at it, I could see where there was a problem, and began the re-write.
Problem is, it affects later on, so there’s going to be cuts and additions.
So the question is what do I attack first?
The new novel, the old novel, or start another which had been buzzing around in my head?
Or just pour another drink and go back to watching the tennis?
Decisions, decisions ….