Okay, so you know how I was starting WW edits/rewrites since February? (or was it January?) Honestly, I HAVE been trying. I have the new outline (20 chapters plus an epilogue), I solidified titles, names, personalities, and locations. I know who lives and who dies (for the most part, there’s one person I’m not 100% on). I’ve even been thinking about the bigger picture, trying to connect Will, Nick, and Michael’s stories through a common thread. (Perhaps a common antagonist?)
But, all this thinking and planning is not actually writing for the story. Between the five Writing Intensive classes, Michael’s job, tutoring job, and trying to keep up with the Literary Magazine….I’m burned out.
And thus, I’ve come to a conclusion. A conclusion I am extremely unhappy with. It perturbs me actually.
I know, I know. A good author is supposed to MAKE TIME to write. But, to be honest, if I fail out of college I won’t have much time to write regardless because I’ll be working three part-time jobs just to pay the rent since my parents will have kicked me out.
Sadly, school comes first and writing will have to take a backseat for a bit.
BRIGHTSIDE: The semester ends in 4 1/2 weeks (only 4 weeks if we don’t count the last 2 days of this week. Which, I don’t want to …so four weeks!)
Unfortunately (obviously) this means, my querying goal will be delayed …as I have nothing with which to query. o.O
May 20, I’ll be a writing machine!
I’ll set a regiment and I won’t sleep until I reach the day’s goal. If I become a zombie-typing, paper- eating, ink-stained, nutrition-deprived hermit, so be it!
Until then, fare thee well.
(Unless I actually finish “The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie”, then I’ll be back with a review. It’s go well so far.)
I welcome it all in the pursuit of a great novel! 🙂