Thursday, June 08, 2006

Say It With Me Now


No, I'm not that bad today. Well, maybe. I've been working on my contemporary for most of the last 24 hours. Yes, I did manage to sleep for about 7 hours last night and I even ate today, but other than that I've been writing. I added 11 pages to FP last night and this morning and I've probably added another 11 or so pages today. So, I'm definitely making headway and I love where it's taking me.

But the best part?

I'm conscious of my efforts to make my book better. I've mentioned this before, but most of my RS manuscripts are plot heavy. I started this WIP so that I could concentrate on the characters, their emotions and the developing romance. Watching as I'm trying to put those things in the spotlight has been very challenging but such an awesome experience too! Sounds corny, I know, but there's really no way to describe it exactly.

I gave myself the deadline of next Tuesday to have the draft ready to go to my CP. I still feel there's so much more to do with this WIP, but I cannot wait to get to it. So why have I been surfing the net, sending e-mails and flipping the channels on the remote?

My own opinion is that I don't want to leave these characters behind. As long as their story is unfinished, I can still live in their world. But, I don't want to be that cruel to them. (Yes, I am still talking about FICTIONAL characters!) I owe it to them, my waiting CP, my best friend who reads EVERYTHING I write, and to myself to finish this book. I owe it to myself to give it the ending it deserves. And I owe it to myself to finish so I can explore the world of my next set of characters.

1 comment:

Bailey Stewart said...

I have the opposite problem. I often get so caught up in the characters that I forget about the plot. It's amazing to watch the journey as well as experience it. The stops, starts and stumbles along the way. And the growth, musn't leave out the part where you realize that you've not only grown as a writer, but you also see where you need to go next. That's an unbelievable feeling. Have you also considered the fact that your mind just wanted to step back for a little bit? You'll finish it - right now you love it too much not to give it the ending it deserves. Congratulations on the work so far.