I’m sitting at my desk surrounded by any number of scraps of paper with more storylines, written excepts, parts of stories, and a number of chapters of a work in progress.
Does this happen to anyone else?
The business of writing requires a talent to keep focused on the one project, and silence all the other screaming voices in your head, pouring out their side of the story.
But it’s not working.
I try to be determined in my efforts to edit my current completed novel, after letting it ‘rest’ in my head for a few months.
I planned to have so time off, but all of those prisoners in my head started clamoring for my attention. A story I started some time ago needs revising, another story I wrote last year of NANOWRIMO has come back to haunt me, and characters, well, they’re out in the waiting room, pacing up and down, ready to tell me their life stories.
Is the temporary cure coffee or wine?
Now I think I really do need a holiday
Or a trip to the asylum. Thank God this is not the early 20th century, or I might never return. And if it’s named Bellview, it would be just another story to be written.
The Author that went Bonkers!
Does it ever end?