Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm a Libra

That's my defense when I can't make up my mind. Recently I whined and complained that I couldn't write new stuff, I wasn't getting enough Danger time and that my writing challenges were causing me too much grief.

Today I've added a new progress meter for my newest manuscript.

My thoughts are like this: Danger is coming along. I know I haven't updated the progress meter in a while, but I've been revising a few pages of my hard copy each night. It's coming. My writing challenge with my Austin RWA group to write at least 100 words a day is over. Woohoo! Great weight off my shoulders. Yesterday I only wrote 13 words. I also realized Broken Promises is as done as it can be until I can spend some serious evening time revising and rewriting. In other words, the hard part is up next for that one. So, it stays at almost 38,000 words until Danger is revised or close to being finished. At the same time, I've had an urge to get back to writing a Scottish story, so the new suspense is set in Scotland. I'm getting so excited about it and I love just jotting down whatever I can on it. So why not do so when I can?

The bottom line is I have to keep working toward my goal of eventually getting published. As long as I'm doing SOMETHING toward that, I can't complain.

6 comments:

Cindy Procter-King said...

Go ahead, complain. That's what we're here for!

Avery Beck said...

Sometimes you have to get away from a ms you've been working on forever, especially when it's so close to being completely done--I love the one I just sent to HQ but I was sooo sick of working on it, trying to get every last word polished. Maybe you and Danger need some space while you check out the Scot. LOL

Kelly Boyce said...

Every time I plan something out or make a list, I use the fact that I'm a Capricorn as my excuse. ;)

Good luck with the writing!

courtney said...

I also use the Libra excuse for my indecisivenss. :) Good luck with getting all you want to get done!

Cat Schield said...

I think some of it comes from working full time and finding the energy to write/edit. I'd much rather plot or watch tv or read or see what other people are doing. Writing and editng are hard work.

Someday maybe I'll publish a book of first chapters. I've got a least 12 of those.

Nita Wick said...

Eh. You can complain, but it won't do any good. LOL

You're doing great. Just stick with it and do a little every day. You'll get there. I have faith in you.