It sounds like the title of a book and maybe I should write it. Along with the twenty other story ideas that are currently running around in my head.
Is it any wonder I can’t sleep at night.
I’m working on the latest book and it is not going well. I don’t have writer’s block, I think it is more a case of self-doubt.
This leads me to be over critical of what I have written and much pressing of the delete key. Only to realize that an action taken in haste can be regrettable and makes me feel even more depressed.
I think I’d be happier in a garret somewhere channeling van Gogh’s rage.
Lesson learned – don’t delete, save it to a text file so it can be retrieved in saner moments.
But the truth still sits there like a parrot on my shoulder.
I was not happy with the previous start. Funny that because until a few weeks ago I thought the start was perfect.
What a difference a week makes or is that politics?
Perhaps I should consider adding some political satire.
But I digress.
It seems it’s been like that for a few weeks now, not being able to stick to the job in hand, write something, delete it, write some more. I don’t like it, but it can sit there for a while.
I recognized the restlessness; I’m not happy with the story as it is. There’s something missing.
More handwringing, then I go out for a walk around the block. It starts raining, and i didn’t bring an umbrella.
It doesn’t matter. a light bulb lights up in my head.
I have to rewrite the start and add about a hundred pages because I know what was missing.
It really is going to be a long night.