Not that I’m gonna start jam-packing my blog with memes & gifs, but I was somehow moved to create this dandy yesterday.
Apparently, the slap from the caped crusader worked. Yesterday, the writer in me stretched and yawned and came out of hibernation. I read through the last 3 chapters I had written for Phreak Show to get the style/voice/continuity back. Here’s what I found:
1) The story is still rockin’. Even if I hadn’t written it, I would totally read it.
2) It is so so so so difficult to simply read a draft and not edit. Despite my best efforts, I absolutely had to scribble a couple minor notes…
3) I was able to jump right back into the rhythm. Even after stepping away for 6 weeks. So, another chapter is written and the final few will quickly follow.
The seal on the writing cave has been [re]opened.
Because, after all, the damn novel can’t write itself.
Alfred, go get me some more coffee.
Well, I didn’t get around to any actual writing, but I did do some re-reading and quite a bit of pondering…so I think it is a step in the right direction. I’m still very distracted by the job hunting right now.
That’s a good step, Sam. And I get the job hunting thing. It’s like my new obsession. lol
I don’t want it to be an obsession though. I just want a job that will pay some bills so I can get back to focusing on my writing.
It feels good to be back at it, doesn’t it. I need to get back to it. 2013 is moving right along and Batman is write, but in my case, the damn novel can’t edit itself.
It does feel good. I totally appreciate the break, but it’s sweet to slip back into it.
*SMACK* Go edit!
It is so so so so difficult to simply read a draft and not edit.
It is practically impossible for me to read a draft and not edit. Every time I try to read The Lokana Chronicles and not edit, I fail miserably. Maybe even spectacularly. At any rate, I fail completely.
I had a rough time with it. Finally, I put my red pen on the other side of the room and refused to go get it. I may have peeked at it longingly a few times, but I didn’t let myself pick it up.
[We won’t mention whether or not I dog-eared a few pages which needed a good markup…]
I’m having a hard enough time writing the sequel without editing as I go. It’s a new thing for me and, while I’m getting more written quicker, I’m not sure yet how well I like it. I keep wanting to go back and change things, especially when I run into logic problems. Stupid logic, anyway.
Actually, logic problems always result in editing, but then I want to fix everything else, too, as long as I’m at it already. 😀