I am laughing my a$$ off at myself because in my goal to complete the editing of my ‘ahem’ finished story before I start NaNoWriMo, I sat and read the entire story. I have re-written and re-edited the first ten or so chapter so many times that they are pretty good, what I forgot to do in all that time was look at the rest of it.
I have three different versions of her history in this lifetime and four versions of her history in her past life. She speaks to various deities in this story and everyone of them repeats or has mistakes in them involving her story and their mythology. I have whole chapters that are nothing more than ‘Chapter 27 – write about Vincent here’ which never got done. I even have a whole scene that just stopped in the middle of it and never got finished.
What the hell was I thinking when I kept saying that it was almost done.
I’m not discouraged though, I’m laughing at myself and hitting myself in the head for being so silly.
Ah the joys of editing – seriously thinking I should give it to my kids and see what they come up with, might be better than what I come up with.
So to fix the problems here is a list of things I need to do…
1. Write a short story about her past/present lives.
2. Write a short story about her ‘big bad crime and punishment’
3. Research a bit more on deities in actual books, not Wikipedia, lol.
4. Finish unfinished chapters
5. Edit it from start to finish.
And all of this in two months…I think the silly laughter is getting to my brain now…
So wish me luck, I’m sure there will be other posts about the process and the insanity (trust me this post is much better than the one I was going to do about impatient emailers, lmao)
Laughter is good medicine and even better when you can laugh at yourself.
So here’s a toast to writing, editing and all us crazy writers whose methods make no sense to anyone else!