Monday, June 18, 2012


I am considering some serious rewrites to a manuscript. Right now my focus should be on finishing my WIP, which is halfway done, but I'm instead thinking about the flaws of a finished manuscript. I have 'the grass is greener' syndrome. This happen every few months or so. I'll think all is well in my writing world, then I'll get hit with the bug and start questioning my storyline. Where is it all leading? And is it getting to that destination the right way? I then want to tear through the whole thing and redo it from start to finish. Which, as you know, will take a while. I'm a slow writer. Not beccause I lack passion or anything, but because there are one too many distractions in my life (four of which need constant care and attention). Gah! Frustration at its best. Here's hoping I can hang on and finish one thing before tackling another. Hopefully by then my ridiculous need to redo the story will have flushed away.


  1. Go with what you're feeling passionate for in the moment. I've learned that with limited time, I've got to do that or I end up dragging my feet.

  2. Heh, I know the sweet, sweet temptation of revisiting a finished MS when you're working on a WIP.

    If you're a note-writer, you could always just jot down your thoughts on the changes... it may be enough to return your focus to the WIP...

    I'm not a note-writer, so I try to just force the niggling temptations into a cramped corner of my brain. Usually it works... usually...

    theoretically, you could also send the notes to your CP's (if they've already read the finished MS) and ask for their thoughts...

    Oh you've got me thinking of revising...

  3. We've all had those moments of self-doubt and wondered if the story we're writing is worth it, but the good news is, that feeling usually passes. I hope you fall back in love with your WiP soon!

  4. Oh, I feel you. I've had that happen to me many times, where I realize "Hey, if I'd just done this" the story would be so much better. Usually I'm able to refocus on the project I'm working on, but sometimes it's hard. Like really hard. Whatever you do, I'm sure it'll be the right decision :) As long as you're writing something (whether it be new or revising), you're being productive, right?
    Hope you have a great one,
    Ninja Girl