I have finally arrived in the blog-o-sphere! Today I got my first ‘tits-n-ass’ spam! Up until now I’d only deleted Ugg boot sales and stuff in Spanish and Scandinavian script.
It’s a good day! 🙂
Did’ja ever have a great idea? Ever spend sleepless nights as it swirled around in your consciousness, throwing out sparks like an exploding fireworks factory? Or spend hours/days researching, creating flowcharts, models, sketches, only to have it blow up in your face when it … Just. Won’t. Work?
How do you know when to push through the walls, or when to stop, hit the delete button, and climb back down the mountain without reaching the summit?
There’s no easy answer, that’s for sure. But I know this, you’ve got to trust your instincts.
I’ve reached about 30,000 words of the first draft of Book 2 of my ‘Gallery’ series, and after trying all sorts of fixes, I can now acknowledge that it … Just. Won’t. Work.
There are some scenes that are reusable, some lyrically waxed prose that is too eloquent to throw out. (truth is, I’m not ready to trash my babies yet) The synopsis, the skeleton, is good. It’s just that I was trying to hang the wrong kind of flesh on it.
In the meantime I shall soothe my slightly bruised writerly ego with the immortal words of ‘The Gambler’
I want a hat like Kenny’s … just sayin’.
“I love blackjack. But I’m not addicted to gambling. I’m addicted to sitting in a semi circle” Mitch Hedberg – Comedian (1968-2005)