Monday, January 18, 2010

Catching up

Well, in going through all my “works in process,” and I use that term lightly, I’ve found a book that I’ve written 22 out of 24 chapters. Now for the pathetic part… I wrote this over a year ago, and I still haven’t finished it. Come on, how hard is it to finish the last two chapters of a book? Apparently, for me, it’s very hard.

I know what happened. I was writing like a mad woman at the time, and I burned myself out so that I lost interest in the story. So, I thought, I’ll set it aside for a while and finish it later. Well, as you can see, later never came. So, here I am, over a year later, and I’m going to have to reread it just to catch myself up so I can finish the last two chapters. Might as well edit as I go along. It’s certainly been sitting long enough for me to be objective. LOL.

I was asked recently in an interview at Moonlight, Lace, & Mayhem about getting back into writing when you’ve taken some time off. Well, I admit that it is hard, but still, shame on me. I should never have let that one sit for so long. I hate to admit it, but that’s not the only one I’ve let languish. I have another one completely finished, it just needs edited. See, I told you, big shame on me.

So, now I’m playing catch up. It needs to be done. Once I get caught up, I think it will help me feel better about my writing, and I can move on to newer things. I’ve got big plans for this year, and I don’t intend to let myself down. I’m just going to have to force myself to make time for my writing.

That is my current plan as far as my writing goes. Now, I may need a few whips cracked on me to keep me going. Luckily for me, I’ve found a few willing volunteers to yield the whip.


Mark Alders said...

Oh, I hear you.

I have about 2000 words to go on my latest MS and that's it. The ending is written, the beginning, everything. There is just a two chapter gap where the 'climax' happens and I haven't filled it in...



Tierney O'Malley said...

Go, Sierra! Go, Sierra! You can do it, girl! Hear my whip cracking?


Sierra Wolfe said...

Yep, we'd better get to it, Mark. Tierney is ready and waiting to whip us into shape!

Thanks for the whip, Tierney!

MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott/Kate Davison said...

If I took all the unfinished works on my hard drive at the moment and finished them, I'd have a second writing career. Yes, there are just that many.

Now, finish that story.


Gracen Miller said...

Don't be too hard on yourself, Sierra. You've had a lot going on over the past year. And, like Kate, I could probably start a 2nd job with all my unfinished projects or ideas floating around on my computer. I've got 4 projects started right now!


Now...*yanks whip from Tierney and cracks it, loving the sound it makes* ;-)

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