Thursday, July 9, 2015

#amwriting

I've been struggling all week to come up with a blog post. To even open the blog to post. The reason is simple: I'm in the final stages of a first draft.

I have the following thoughts on constant loop:

  • "I'm almost done!"
  • "I'll never finish."
  • "I can't wait until it's done!"
  • "It's going to be too long."
  • "You can fix it!"
  • "It's not going to be any good."
  • "You can fix anything!"
  • "I think it's going to be good!"
  • "It's not enough about racing."
  • "Non-racing people might like it more then!"
  • "Maybe I didn't get the balance right."
  • "Shut up and write!"
I'm serious. Those play on repeat about every five minutes. 

But I am making progress, I will be done soon, and I can fix it. I've done all that before. It's the eleventh-hour syndrome. When you JUST. WANT. IT. TO. HAPPEN. ALREADY.

And really, all of that can be summed up in two hashtags:
#amwriting
#fixitlater

Anyone else in the same boat?



3 comments:

  1. I think I am lucky in that (don't hate me) when I get toward the end I get OBSESSED with finishing it. I'm like maniacal. Of course I think some of the stuff you think, like it sucks, but I think more that once it's done the superstructure is there and then I can buff it down on drafts 2 through 10.

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    1. DUDE, I hate the "comment as" feature here. I never get it right. The above was from me, Bill Zahren

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    2. My desk chair attracts and repels at the same time, but I'm much more focused on sitting here for long enough every day and getting some serious word-count in.

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