Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Remember two steps forward, three steps back?

I see the end. It is SO FREAKING CLOSE.

I made progress today. Huge progress. I worked my tail off.

It’s now 10:47pm and I just realized that the sequence of events leading up to the end does not work. I moved a key scene up to the chapter I’m working on. It still does not work. It needs to go back…

I just had this conversation in my head:

It doesn’t go here… it needs to go there.

But I’ve just finished that part.

It NEEDS to go there.

But… but… that means redoing EVERYTHING! I can make it work. I can work around this problem! I don’t have to tear it apart again.

*Sigh* This is what you say EVERY TIME. When are you going to learn? Isn’t it best to fix it now than have to redo the ending – AGAIN?

You’re right, you’re right. *SOB!!!*

And thus goes all the work I completed today.


  1. That sucks! I really hate that about revising. Heck I'm struggling with just moving one paragraph at the moment, lol.

    You can do it Heather!

  2. when it sells million, MILLIONS!, you'll thank that know-it-all voice.

  3. What is the deal? I'm the same way! Sometimes I just have to write it the wrong way. In order to figure out the right way. Seems like such a colossal waste of time. But I guess it works...

  4. I have the same conversation in my head when I write an email. Sometimes it's just a three sentence email but it takes me all day. Couldn't not imagine writing a book, that's crazy thinking.



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