Feeling Stuck

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Yep, just like Winnie the Pooh, I’m feeling stuck. Perhaps not in Rabbit’s front door, but still… stuck.

Here’s the situation. I’ve completed my latest version of Book One and it is now with my editor. I’ve started Book Two and I have about five chapters done (well, four and some bits and pieces). In re-thinking some plot lines to fill in Book Two, I’ve come some conclusions about Book One. I need to do some sort of major fixes on it that somehow escaped my attention in all three previous versions. (It’s my first novel, that’s bound to happen, but it would have been nice to have this realization a year ago.) So now… what now? Do I keep working on Book Two, knowing that Book One may not be exactly what it was and that everything I’m putting into Book Two may have to change? Do I do the rewrites I know I need to do on Book One even though I haven’t  gotten notes from my editor yet and the things he suggests may alter what I think I have to fix on my own? And so… stuck. STUCK! I’m feeling very frustrated.

I just want to WRITE.

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2 thoughts on “Feeling Stuck

  1. Sorry you’re feeling this way! It happens to all of us at some point or another. Is there a side project you could write on maybe? At least so you don’t explode from word retainage? 😉 Hope everything rights itself soon!

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    • Thank you – I’m sure the feeling will pass soon A side project is a great idea! I wonder if it’s really possible to explode from word retainage … what a great way to kill off a verbose character! Ha! 🙂

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