Monday, July 28, 2008

When will it end?

I must have worked on that wretched Toothbrush novel for two hours today, and my second draft still isn't done! When will this stupid thing be finished? I'm only about three-quarters of the way through! I can't stop moving scenes!

Reality is setting in. Maybe my goal was a tad unrealistic, considering my lack of commitment to achieving it. Will I really be ready for a line edit by Friday? I think not. Is this the despair that JL was referring to (I think it was she who said that despair is an integral part of the rewriting process), or am I just some kind of lazy dilettante?

I think I'll just go watch "Monarchy" on TVO.

1 comment:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think you need to write a bit, then edit. You can wait for inspiration to come but the problem is, inspiration may never srike.

Just write whatever comes into your head...er...maybe that's a bit too drastic. ;-)