"Self-destructive"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I have a blog? How 'bout that.

Yup, been gone a week. No good reason for it, frankly.

My last Thursday afternoon for work, with MIL sitting Sam, is today. I'll be working mostly on an SAB title, which is nice. My two most promising WIPs (aka YA MS the Second and YA MS the Third) have been gathering dust, not for lack of time (though I haven't been taking write-nights as religiously as I ought to), but for lack of get-up-and-go. I think writing a quick football title for SAB will help me to feel potent again. Let's hope so, 'cause YA MS the Third is so freakin' promising, and yet I am afraid to approach it.

This has always been a problem for me, and I assume for many writers. I write and write like a house afire, and then, upon reaching some roadblock, stop. YA MS the Second has been wallowing for some time thanks to that issue, and I am afraid YA MS the Third is destined for the same fate. Heck, YA Novel the First wallowed on and off for about twelve years. It took some interest from the AE to really bang it into shape.

This afternoon, I have contractual obligations to attack that SAB title. It's due on Monday, after all. But after this weekend, I'm getting my BIC on, religiously. In fact, here's my vow: YA MS the Third will be agent-ready by Halloween.

Not to put to fine a point on it, but just typing that sentence gave me a small anxiety attack.

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James said...

I feel your pain. It happens to everyone. I have various things in different stages of development, waiting for the day that I find that missing piece that will make them work. It's just a matter of time I guess.

September 3, 2009 at 2:26 PM
storyqueen said...

I love the picture!

I was writing like a house-afire a week ago and I finished the book and now I'm just kind of drifting. I'm making myself write, but it's not that wonderful, driven kind of thing.

good Luck!

Shelley

September 3, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Gosh, don't I feel like that kid in the photo sometimes. Only with paints, pencils, or the Wacom tablet.

September 4, 2009 at 11:14 AM
Mayumi said...

Hello, Friend. That was a LOT of acronyms in that there blog entry.

Anyway, thanks for writing this entry. As mean as it sounds, I like to hear that other actually published writers suffer, because it makes me feel in good company. :)

--Bethie's friend, Mayumi

September 5, 2009 at 11:11 AM