It’s quite ridiculous that I started my book a few years ago and it’s not finished. I started editing it a while back and then had a few friends look at it and suggest changes that were really good.
Then I started to re-read it and I usually end up laughing my head off and get no where. It’s a mystery, a very different mystery, but it has a humorous aspect to it. It’s funny. Then I start editing again.
I discovered that the plot doesn’t work. It just doesn’t work!! Then I get mad and put it away. Being sick all summer did not help because I set a date for it to be Finished and of course was too sick to write, so that date passed by….
I was just blogging about the fixer upper and was feeling a little blue. I decided that maybe to pass the time in the Cold, I will just pick up the laptop and Get It Done. I have the beginning and the end. The ending is fabulous and I love it so will keep it. The beginning needs a little work and someone suggested I add more imagery, but I really don’t want to describe Green Trees as “Towering Green trees that reach down and caress your face”….they are Trees!! I want the “backdrop” simple. I want the story Loud. How to do this?
Then I find myself second guessing myself. I remembered when I was taking college classes last year, and many moons ago in high school. I would just write. I didn’t care what people thought, I just wrote the paper or essay or story. It was easier that way. I know that some people find writer’s groups helpful and I am sure that they are, but I really don’t have anyone to help me hammer this out….but myself.
I think I will do this. Then perhaps post a few chapters and see what the blogging community thinks. After all, many of you are published authors. You know better than me.
I have to also remember that I am writing this with No Great Expectations to be picked up on the Best Seller List. (Although that would be lovely….I could buy a heat pump!!)