My husband has the day off today, which will probably mean I won’t get much writing done.
I don’t know why that is, either. It’s like when he’s here, I feel guilty writing! I shouldn’t. Especially when he expects me to.
Now, when we’re on a cruise, I have NO PROBLEM writing with him sitting beside me. Of course, he’s usually reading or playing a game (on his phone or iPad), so I shouldn’t have any problem writing at home when he’s here. But I do. Call me strange. I know I am.
As for writing my current project…I got tired of being stuck. I’m taking a class on adding conflict, because I though that might be the problem with my book. Well… it is! I don’t have enough conflict to sustain the story (duh! That’s why I’m stuck!). It’s kind of funny, though, because I’ve never had this problem before. Not like this, anyway.
So, based on another article I read (it’s like my muse has thrown all these articles and classes on conflict in my face, telling me to get with it!), I’m going to re-draft my book. What is re-drafting? Basically starting from scratch. I printed out what I’ve written already (210 pages worth!!!) and I’m taking that and writing it into a fresh document. As I re-write the book, I will determine where to add more conflict. I’m already getting lots of ideas, and made some minor changes so far (I’ve only re-written the first two chapters), so apparently this process has some merit after all. Which is good. I really want to finish the first draft of this thing.
So since I’m basically just typing from my old manuscript, I should be able to write if my husband is sitting nearby. Of course, I could always take my work to another room. Except there isn’t another room where I could comfortably write. Maybe I should just kick him to another room.
Yeah, like that would work—not!
In other news… My hubby has finished formatting Blind Temptation for mobi and epub. Yay! Hope to get that sucker uploaded and for sale really soon. In fact, I’m hoping Monday’s post will tell you where you can buy it. I hope a lot, don’t I?
Tomorrow my hubby, my daughter, and I will be going to
to see the
Pittsburgh Penguins play the Columbus Blue Jackets. I expect to see a huge Columbus turnout, since
that’s usually the case. It’s the first game I’ve gone to all season (and most
likely the only) and it’s the first game I get to wear my new black & gold
jersey (#87 Pittsburgh Crosby). Can’t wait. Let’s go
So… have you ever had to start over from scratch? Did it feel pointless or invigorating? I’m happy to say I’m feeling invigorated. Yay!
Have a good weekend!