Monday, November 10, 2014

Stop hiding and face your rewrites

The time has finally come for me to take a big girl pill and stop hiding from my manuscript. Today I woke up feeling good and wanting to start on my rewrites and that is what I did. I full page worth. The last time I took it page by page and it was a lot less stressful and daunting. I don't handle stress well, so anything to make my life easier, the better.

My brother and I have been working around the clock on his research, but I will make time for my rewrites. History is full of writers who worked hard and had a busy life, but who still made time to write. So, no more excuses. I can do it and have to do it. I hate leaving projects incomplete.

The past few weeks my depression was really kicking my butt. I didn't feel like doing anything and the crazy heat didn't help matters much, but now I'm ready to work on my novel The Amaranthine again. So depression better watch out.

I hope all of you doing NaNoWriMo is fairing well. Wishing you the best.

For those not doing NaNo, what are you up to?

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  1. Just edit depression right out of your life!

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    1. I'm trying very hard. Hopefully I can beat it soon.

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  2. One page at a time is a good way to approach rewrites. I always find thinking of all I need to do overwhelming, but if I break it up, then it's much easier.

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    1. You are so right Cherie. Breaking it up is less intimidating. Hopefully it will make the world of difference for my rewrites. Thank you for visiting.

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  3. Rewrites are always the hardest. It takes courage and self-confidence to get through them.

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    1. Very true. My confidence is fleeting at the moment.

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  4. Hi Murees - it's keeping going .. but you've got your brother to lead you on with his research ... a few stories there too I guess ... rewrites or new stories ... you'll get there - it's just working your way through .. good luck and go for it - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you. I need to stop whining and get started.

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  5. Ugh. Rewrites! They are tough to get motivated for, and easy to get distracted from, but once I'm finished with them I feel like a boss :)

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    1. I am such a coward. I know once I finish I will be grateful. But keeping the momentum going is the trouble. But I need to suck it up and start.

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  6. I here you. I've been hiding from rewrites too and decided today that I was done with hiding lol. Best of luck!

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    1. Thank you. I hope you beat those rewrites.We can do it!

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  7. I have never done NaNo. I considered doing it this year, but I got an editing job. It saved me from putting all that pressure on myself. Please take good care of yourself. I know how difficult depression is.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you Janie. I'm taking good care of myself. At least I hope I am. I'm even exercising. I have never taken part in NaNo either. I find it too stressful.

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