Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Falling off the writer's map seems to be a thing with me.
I just disappear from writing because to be honest, I don't want to edit. I'm terrified of editing. It's scary, intimidating and time-consuming.
The problem isn't that I don't have the drive, or the time or the ability to do it, the problem is that I love the book and when I start editing it, I have to let it go. This book, this story is my baby. My first novel that's been on the back shelf now for way too long. I haven't done it enough justice, I haven't focused on it lately... it's my ugly duckling.
So what to do?
Well, I'll soon be starting a phase of my life that should mean more time for me. Going out of town three weeks out of a month means I've had little time at home to focus on personal endeavors.
I estimate that in three weeks, I'll be able to focus more on my personal life, including my writing, and I think by then will be a good time to transition from pitching agents for Princess Dreams to pitching publishers.
What is the bane of your writing life?