Sunday, 21 October 2007

I'm no cissie...

Writing is all about... PERSERVERENCE

Through the hard times, the thick, the thin. The downright crappy.
- guess where I'm at at the moment.

Everyone (except me) has a tummy bug. On a long weekend when we'd hoped to have some nice family time and I'd hoped to do a spot of catch-up on my wordcount.

Never mind.

I'm at that point in the WIP where all the horrible stuff is starting to happen. Its the last third of the book and its always a slog through here. Hard to write. Even harder to fix. And utterly exhausting. Its the time where I just have to make myself sit there day in, day out and type each word one after the other. In a week or two the rough draft will be done and this bit will be a vague memory but for now its just perservere, perservere, perservere.

I remember seeing on one author's website (I *think* it might have been Cherry Adair but I'm probably wrong) - "writing isn't for cissies".
- it sure isn't.
It's hard and its getting harder the more I do - because every book you want to be better, more funny, more emotional, more uplifting... more, more, more (what you do is never enough, you know?) and it is a huge effort and I think you need to be pretty tough.

Ugh. Ignore me. Having a 'not enough sleep' melodrmatic moment. Best get back upstairs and to the wip pronto!!!

3 comments:

Kerryn Angell said...

Good luck playing nurse and keeping up with that word count! Writing is hard, but we do it for the fun bits. :)

Donna Alward said...

Hugs, Nat. I know how you feel. It IS work. Damned hard work that doesn't stop no matter what happens in our lives.

I smiled to read your post only because I blogged something similar today.

Cole said...

What a perfect word - Perserverence -- I agree, you need this without a doubt!

Hope you all get to feeling better soon!

Cole