This week sucked!
I’m having fun in real life: we actually went out and had a social life (!) this weekend, and next weekend I’m performing in a stage version of Night of the Living Dead.
My writing week, however, was terrible.
I kept plugging away at draft two, despite the severe nature of the suckiness. I had to take a lot of characters and subplots back to the drawing board in the opening of my story… which will of course mean I have to do the same for the middle and end… I had fun creating alternative versions of scenes that didn’t really work in draft one, and I’m trying out more specific verbs and different points of view in an effort to show rather than tell. Overall, though, I feel more and more discouraged with my original draft and idea the further I go in revisions, and things just feel tired and stale and forced. I wants me some sparkle… and apparently this week I can’t have it.
Here’s to the slog. I really hope this means there’s a a ‘my goodness, I am a GENIUS’ weeks coming my way soon, haha