Barbara Mertusova Just Finished Nano 2009 and still no novel
Ok, so here I sit and here I have sat for awhile. I got to the point where I wanted to do someting different with this story. I got the novel done, written all through and no, not the kind of writing that was saleable in any way shape or form, but done and Ok. But see? I didn’t like it. How to re-work the whole thing when there was so much that I didn’t feel had enough emotional grab to keep someone interested in the story. Of course I’ve asked a few people to read it, but the point is that IIIIII MMMMMEEEEEE can’t abide how it is curently structured. So for about three months now I have half heartedly convinced myself that with the proper editing and working from start to finish again that I would get it to the point where I liked it. But REALLY, I haven’t been able to give it the PASSION that it needed. The story didn’t have the narrative drive that I wanted to emulate. Over the last week, I just had one of those incredible break through’s. Writer’s wait for those times don’t we? When the answer finally kicks us in the butt and says. “here is the way this story should go, here is what you need to change.” The most important thing about this whole process is that I am now excited about the fresh point of view to this story and the reality of this moment is that I am so fricking excited that this incredible creative solution finally popped up to the surface. Talk about a long stretch of blocked creative endeavor. Really blocked I was for these past months. So no matter, I am off again and I am making a weekly plan on writing on the book and going into this new direction which should make all the difference in the up and coming months of this goal.