Monday, November 9, 2009

22,236 Words!

Dear Lucy,

It is week two of the novel and I seem to be right on track. According to the book, "No Plot? No Problem", written by the lunatic who started this crazy contest, by the second week writers are feeling like trashing their novel and starting over. The thrill of newness is gone and now the drudgery is setting in.

That's where I am right now. The editor in me is telling me that this is the worst writing I have ever done and am wasting my time. The plot stinks, the stories are dull, the insights hackneyed, oh I could go on.

I have learned over the years that when things get tough, you have to just "suit-up and show-up" and that is what I am doing. What a drag.

"The thrill is gone...the thrill is gone bayyyyybeeee..."


1 comment:

  1. I think that when things get tough, rather than "shut-up and show-up", one should just take a nap.