Not a good bye, but a see you in a lil’ while

Dear Readers,

I’m taking a hiatus to focus on my writing.

No promises that I’ll never make this expression while working…

 

This isn’t a good bye…

… just a see you in a lil’ while.

“Why don’t you take me with you,” said Piglet. “Then I won’t miss you so much.”

If the wait gets to be too long, come friend me here. On the rare occasions when Muse unlocks my shackles, that’s where I’ll be.

 

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First Drafts Always Suck. . . Or Do They?

I’m reading through the draft of my latest novel for the first time. Marking plot holes and character issues. . . Unable to contain this huge smile on my face.

Which is probably a good sign, yeah?

I really think this one’s going to be good.

#WordCount What do you do when you’ve discovered a major plot flaw 2/3 into your current WIP?

My WIP is different than any other story I’ve written.

The main conflict is not good guy vs bad guy. It’s the good guy vs. . . herself.

 

I like the story. I like the characters. And I think the whole thing is worth telling . . . but probably, most definitely, not the way I’m doing it.

When I started writing during NaNoWriMo I was dealing with the internal struggles quite well, but now that I’m close to finishing the whole plot has just gotten . . . blah, and the conflict has basically turned into “what fuckin’ conflict?”.

So what do you do when you’re 2/3 finished with your WIP and suddenly realize it has one big flaw that will mean major rewriting. . .

 

You keep writing.

You write until it’s finished because you can’t edit a story that’s still in your head.

Sigh.