Monday, June 20, 2011


AAAAHHHHHHH!  Ok, I feel a little better.  For the past 24 hours I've been grappling with the idea that I may need to tear apart my manuscript and start over.  Not completely over, but restructure it.  I've worked on it all morning, having to take 'mom' breaks here and there.  For the most part, it's been frustrating and I feel like I'm spinning my wheels and not really getting anywhere. It doesn't feel right to move things around from where I've got them, but I've had several people that I've asked about it say I might need to.  *sigh*
So far the changes I've made, I don't like.  I feel like the changes are slowing down the momentum of the story, which is not what I want.  The story I have written moves pretty well, so I thought before I started fooling with it.

Right now, I'm SO frustrated with it, I'd rather do housework than write.  That falls under the catagory of "You know it's bad when: " So I decided to write down my frustrations on here and maybe later on, I can look back at this and say..."Oh yeah..I remember that.  I was ready to pull my hair out that day." Hopefully, this is only a minor set back.  I may just put it up and start working on my Vet MS and maybe I'll get an idea of how I need to fix the other one.  That's the way my brain works.  Even though I may not be working on the problem right then, my brain is still trying to come up with a solution, even if I'm not thinking about it at the moment and then BAM!  Something comes at me out of nowhere and it's usually a pretty good idea.  That's what I'm hoping anyway..

Right now, my instinct is to leave it like it was.  I like the way the story flows now, but it's still bothering me that most of it is a memory.  So, I wonder where I should go from here.  Only time will tell, I guess.

I'm not the most patient person in the world, so I hope some sort of resolution happens soon.

1 comment:

  1. Ah-HA! Now it works.

    Don't worry, rewrites are so normal! I'm on like the third restructure of my WIP. editing takes forever!