Well, September is upon us! I’m slowly pecking away at the novel rewrite, and—as usual—being frustrated and encouraged in turn. I’m finally beginning to get a vision of how I want it to go, but there’s so many decisions and possibilities it gets pretty confusing. But I’m gonna push through!!
I keep having to re-realize that, for right now, I can’t worry about:
… whether or not it’s too long
… whether or not there will be a market for it WHEN I finally finish
… whether or not my writing is perfect
… whether or not I’m being as creative as I aspire to be
… whether or not I’m ever going to make it past the first few chapters
I can, however, focus on:
— Doing the best I can with where I am right now
— Enjoying the freedom that comes with re-imagining the story
— Working on it EVERY DAY
At least I have something to semi-distract me from compulsively checking my email every two minutes and the miniature heart attacks brought on by seeing a reply to one of my queries in my inbox.
This writing thing, I tell ya.