Monday, March 25, 2013

Is a MS really ever finished?

When is a MS really finished?

I've been working on my epic fantasy for 2.5 years and though I love the story, I see another major re-write staring me in the face. The logical part of my brain understands that this is just the process of perfecting my story, but the impatient side isn't happy. I feel like a contradictory mix of emotion. I love these characters and don't want my time with them to end, but I have other stories and other characters calling to me as well.

Yeah, yeah, I know.

I just want my story to be the best it can be. If that means a ton more edits and a couple more re-writes so be it.

But what if I'm over-thinking it? What if I'm being too critical and it doesn't need to be re-written to the level that I'm afraid it might? Ugh, I HATE indecision. I hate being unsure.

I think I need to seriously consider joining Ninja Alex's ISWG.

Is a MS really ever finished?

Are you a part of the ISWG? How long have you been working on your current MS? What's the longest you've spent on one novel?

Anyone else as excited about Game of Thrones Season 3 as I am? Unsure? This should wet your appetite.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


This week I am forgoing a long, well thought out blog post to go visit my many bloggy friends who I feel like I haven't 'seen' in FOREVER! I miss you all so much. So if you come a visiting in response to my visit, know that I love you too!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Patience: The virtue God overlooked when He made me

Patience: The virtue God overlooked when He made me. Okay, Okay, so that isn't the technical definition. The definition of patience as a virtue is actually someone who endures discomfort without complaint.

I'm, by nature, an extremely impatient person. Writing is, by nature, a very long process. Me being who I am, you'd think I'd have difficulty finishing a project from sheer frustration with how long it takes. So you can imagine my surprise that it's been almost 3 years of working on the same WIP and I haven't thrown in the towel or even wanted to. Does this mean I didn't complain? Um, yeah, well I did say it wasn't one of MY many virtues, didn't I? *grin* Despite the complaining, I LOVE writing. However, I am currently in the submission process.

Did I mention that I'm not a patient person?

Most days, my job, a new writing project, or my 6 year old keeps me from thinking about the submissions. Today is not one of those days. If climbing the walls were really possible...

How about you? Are you waiting to hear back on one of your projects? Is the waiting driving you crazy? Do your walls have the common courtesy to have hand and foot holds?