Monday, December 21, 2015

What I'm Reading

So right now I'm reading... Draft 2 of my WIP R! I've tried to read some stuff, some from book bub and I've even tried reread some books I love but nothing had grabbed a hold of me, refusing to let go. This is a shame cause it's Christmas break and my son is home(he's six). As well as the fact my husband is working close to home. What this means for me is I've got more demands for my time throughout the day. It's easy to put down a book if I'm "needed" and start reading it again later. It is much harder for me to even start editing when I'm afraid of loosing my momentum when I'm interrupted. Example right now: the littlest one would not fall back asleep and is now on my lap which means I'm not sitting in front of my laptop any more.
Just keep trying!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Be tenacious and flexible

I let my current WIP go. Not forever, just until I've completed draft 2 of my WIP R. I'm doing a read through of R and making a few notes as I go. I'm trying hard to not focus too much on the nitty gritty during this first read through. I just want to make sure the story as a whole makes sense. I've printed it out and it helps tremendously to write on the actual manuscript. Once I get back to the computer I'll work on fixing any big holes at the same time as I start refining the obvious.
A stomach butg tried to derail me(and succeeded for 24 hours), but I am back on track! Making this change is working for me right now and that's what is important. I need to be accomplishing something and it was painfully slow at best with my WIP I. I'm grateful to have something else to fall back on to keep me sane and moving forward with my goals.
As for querying, it's still happening. And it's still painful seeing as all I'm getting is rejections.
Tenacity and flexibility to keep moving forward.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Where am I now?

Sometimes I get lost along the way, as I'm desperately traveling down this path towards being published. Always I'm hoping the dead ends aren't the one that means the end of this journey. There are so many reasons for my getting lost; sometimes it's the kids, or the husband, sometimes it's because querying and getting  no's sidetracks me from my current WIP, sometimes I've lost a feel for the story.
I haven't written in a while and I'm not talking about here on my blog although that's true too. Adding on top of that I received 4 form rejections last week. So to handle this I am rewriting my query and contemplating walking away from my current WIP. I have a completed first draft that I could be editing and I'm wondering if that's my best course of action. But the truth is, as a writer, I'm lost right now. I'm staring at a map but I don't know which path is a dead end. I'm hoping I choose the path that once I've  walked it I will naturally be at a point to continue on the next path I should choose.
That's all very dreamy and makes it seem much more poetic than the truth which is in my writing life I am at a point to be likened with depression.
Keep wandering, don't stand still .