The bad news is that I’m really stuck on my edits. About a week and a half ago I was feeling great about it–I even told I friend that I might be done by the end of the month. Of course, my words are coming back to bite me! I’ve barely worked on my edits at all since then. I’m not sure why, but I’m feeling incredibly discouraged about the whole project. It suddenly feels so much BIGGER than it ever has before, and I keep thinking that I’m not a good enough writer yet to have tackled this huge story. did
I didn’t realize that editing my novel would be this hard. Maybe that was naive of me. I really enjoy editing my short stories, but the further I get into this project the more I see that it’s a completely different sort of thing. With a short story I can hold everything in my head at once very easily. With my book there are so many characters, so much to think about!
Don’t worry, I’ll eventually push through. Moments of doubt will only make the book stronger in the end, right? …right?
The good news is that I have a new idea! Okay, so not really “news” since that happens pretty regularly. But this new idea for a book is really exciting me. I can see the main character very clearly, and I’m really excited to write her. I’m so excited about this new idea that I woke up early on a Saturday to write down everything I’ve thought about so far. At this point I’m thinking this will be this November’s NaNoWriMo book.