Sunday, July 18, 2010

Plot Bunnies, ATTACK!

Starting today I'm getting serious. Not that I wasn't serious before, it's more that I've hit that mood: the take-no-prisoners, time-to-kick-ass, I-don't-have-time-for-messin'-around mood. It takes me a while to get spooled up, but once I’m there, watch out!

Plot bunnies are attacking me from all sides. At an alarming rate, letmetellyou. At least one or two shiny new ideas a day. That's when it becomes painfully obvious I've been with this manuscript too long.

Not that I'm complaining about shiny ideas exactly. They're great. It's just that (1) it takes time to pull myself away from what I'm doing to jot down notes that, more often than not, lead to blurbs and one or two pages of notes and/or opening scenes. And (2) I only get an abundance of shiny ideas when I should be focusing! It's like my brain knows I’ve shut off the creative line and it gets backed up and implodes.

Plus, I'm in the middle of reading 9 books. Nothing is holding my attention. Make no mistake, it is not the books' fault. The fault completely lies with my brain not relaxing and letting go.

I want this edit done and over with.

I'm grumpy. I'm surly. I need chocolate and coffee!

Time for goals, peeps.* I'm going to go out on a limb and declare very little sleep for my near future. Two weeks.** This edit needs to be done in two weeks, or you should have my padded cell ready.

Feel free to leave your goal in the comments. We can all be loony together.

*I would like to point out that I did make my month goal last time. I just, uh, started over. I’m officially headed toward that 3-month revision, per my usual. And I’m not going to have it! Oh, but I did hire a maid!

**Two weeks does frighten me. Can I do it?! I don't know! *biting nails*


  1. I have reached the same point, as you know. Team Kick Ass.

    **You CAN do it. What if I could finish by 1st draft by then? Yikes.

  2. OK. I'll be with you on it. I've been working on a rewrite WAY to long, too. So...I'll see you on the other side:)



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