Ya know, you do the work, do the work and do the work and think it's all over, but it's not.
I wrote an erotic novella recently that I sent out to several reputable epublishers. Rejections from every one, but some very great and helpful rejections. It is something to get a rejection that you actually smile when reading. In short, my story is not horrid, it just needs a little extra work here and there. No biggie.
I've been working on these little things for a couple of weeks now and on the outset, the parts I'm making better is just that - making the story better. But at the same time, I am so ready to let this one go.
Take my beginning, a very important part of any story. It needed work. Again, nothing major and I've worked it out in my head so it really should not be an issue at all. But I've rewritten that darn beginning no less than three times. I almost cannot take it anymore. I know, it's too much second-guessing on my part.
Anyway, I had to take a mini-break from the story right now, lucky you!
And now that I've procrastinated and excused long enough, I'm back to it. Later!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Ohhh, I am cursing up a storm right now. I hate computers, I hate computers, I hate computers!
I just spent the past, oh, twenty minutes or so writing a beautiful post about the day after Thanksgiving and relaxing and taking it easy and upcoming writing ideas and all that nice stuff. I even found an awe-inspiring picture of a moon over an ocean with a heron flying off to the side. I'm telling you, very nice stuff.
Then I hit one button, on accident, and POOF, it goes all bye-bye. Can't find it anywhere. So that super nice blog you should be reading has gone to the never-never land of computer-ware, and instead of getting warm, cozy feelings from me, you get my foot-stomping and hair-pulling left-overs.
Not really, but still, it's the thought, right? If you're like me, you're shaking your head. Thoughts don't count for crap in my book, but that's for another post . . .
It's late and I still have writing to get to so I hope your Thanksgiving was great and you're gearing up for December. Later!