Editing Seems to Take Forever
Through no fault of anyone’s, it seems like this whole editing process is taking way longer than I anticipated or want it to.
Six weeks ago, I put work on My Last Days on hold, so I could get back into the mindset of the characters for A Sour Chord, so the editing would be easier as each round of edits (a few chapters at a time) came in from my editor. From the get go, I had no idea that this process would take so long. I knew it’d take longer than the amount of time it took me to write the first draft, but I had no idea that it’d be by a factor of 8 or 9.
Since I’ve been feeling stagnant with things, I decided to jump back into My Last Days today and keep writing. My creative mind needs to keep moving or I’m likely to keep coming up with ideas for more stories to write when I’m done with these first two and seeing as how I have no idea if these’ll even sell, it’s probably not best to put the metaphorical cart before the horse, as they said in olden times.
It’s been six weeks since I last wrote anything in My Last Days, so it took some time this morning to reacquaint myself with the characters and where I was going with the story last time I wrote. I used iBooks (which is now available on my computer and not just my iPad and iPhone) and read through the first handful of chapters and the last handful that I’d written.
Then I began writing. I typed and typed and got stuck. I forced myself to get through close to 500 words before I just wasn’t feeling it anymore. I’m not sure if it’s because of the lack of writing over the last six weeks, or if I’m just not feeling the story, or what’s happening, but today is not a day where I’ll knock out a few thousand words.
I do feel a little bit better since I’ve written something but not as great as I’d like to feel and not as productive.
I guess I’ll try again tomorrow (or this afternoon if I feel up to it) and continue to chug away at the edits for A Sour Chord as they come in. I’m hoping that I’ll have the first book done sometime early in 2014 and make it available for sale. Fingers crossed that it gets done eventually.