I've really got to get it together!
I have been working on the giveaway... honestly, I have. I have two gift certificates to award, and some 'home grown' gifts in the works. I'll wait until I get it all together to share the details.
My priority these days is my new grandson Brady. He is not yet four months old, and so, is in need of my almost-constant attention. (...not that I don't love it!) Brady is helping me to realize my need to get in shape. By the time he leaves me, it's usually time to start with dinner preparation and all the other chores that have been waiting all day. The weekends are the only time I have for outdoor jobs and the other grandchildren. I am way behind on my outdoor work. Don't be expecting any project reports on Blahwg! anytime soon!
I've always been attracted to characters with serious mental flaws. (Should I be worried?) Am I part of a very small audience? I've seen best sellers with main characters that were pitiful. I own a few.
My MC does have some major psychological issues, to say the least. If she conquered them early on, I'd have no story!
Well, this WIP may not become a breakout novel, but it's still a story I have to tell. ... and I can't be the only twisted reader out there. Can I? Maybe this book will prove Maass wrong on this point. (I can hope.)
I am still officially on break. I'm no good at writing during tiny bits of time; I need a block of it to keep the story flowing in the right direction. And I guess I've been dragging my feet a little because I know when I get back to it, I have a ton to scratch! I talked before about tossing several chapters. I know it will be hard, but I also know that it's necessary. The story was drifting. I want to toss it back into the heavy current.
After I've caught up on a few things around here, I'd like to take an entire weekend to jump back into my WIP. I want to study my notes, reread my MS, and try to determine the point at which it takes off on the detour.
I know I'm not the only person reluctant to start a dirty job. Have you ever had painful revisions that made you procrastinate in your writing? How did you motivate yourself?