Still not making much progress with the writing. I did come across a web-site for writing a novel in a month. I see they are very anti-deleting. I can see the point of that – I tend to zig-zag backwards and forwards. It really bothers me to leave something I know is wrong, but then I’m not moving forward, just endlessly fiddling with what I have already done.
The really demoralizing part is that I have completed books before. I even had one published. It wasn’t a success – the comments were mostly very positive, but the sales were dismal. I did write to the publishers and asked for the copyright back, so I can give the book another shot, but I can’t even get as far as the synopsis.
Even more of a laugh, I used to run a writers’ group. It died from inertia at the end, but it ran for 14 years. I was even a tutor for a place that did writing courses through correspondence. Talk about ‘Physician heal thyself’. Sheesh.
Maybe the novel writing month will do it. Although I am panicking at the thought of 1 667 words a day. My ‘good days’ used to be around 500 words.
Maybe writing is like saving money. If you wait for money to left at the end of the month, it’s not going to happen. If you put the saavings to one side immediately…