Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Snag and a Gross Analogy

Disgusted Kitty is Disgusted
So, I finally sat down to write yesterday... okay I was already sitting down watching football*, so let's just say I reached over to the table and picked up my writing materials... and for once the words just flowed.  For about three paragraphs.  And then I hit a snag.

A snag.  From a book I had thought was finished.  From a book I was certain just needed some minor tweaking and rearranging.  Ya right.

I set the pile of stuff down again and mumbled to myself.  At which point, the Hubs asked what I said because he thought I was talking to him.  (It's okay, we do that to each other all the time.)  I don't remember exactly what I said, but it was something along the lines of 'hit a snag that's okay fix it later'.

I meant it when I said it, but this morning it's still sitting over there all snaggy and gross, practically shouting how lame that particular passage is and shrieking 'how could you have tried to send this out on query?'

And now I'm avoiding it like a case of explosive diarrhea.

Unfortunately, we all know that the best way to feel better is to just let it happen, get it all out and things will start flowing normally again.  (Ummm, yeah, that was kinda disgusting of me, but it works as an analogy, so just go with it.)  Still, knowing this on a logical level and actually wanting to go through the pain and torture of dealing with it are two different things. 


And this scene - that I once thought was pretty good - it's the lamest interaction between MC and Protag that I've ever read, let alone ever written.  (and I've written some pretty lame stuff in my early drafts - trust me)

So, once I hit the nicotine and the caffeine again, I'm going to slip on my headphones, crank up my Pandora and get this damn thing whipped into shape.  Wish me luck.

*M go BLUE!  And btw, thank you Miami!


  1. You seriously make me laugh. I know without a doubt that after reading one of your posts, if I'm having a bad will get better because you made me smile and laugh. THAT being said. Just like the explosive diarrhea...let it out girl! Open a new word document or blank piece of paper and don't worry about your manuscript...just WRITE!

    :) You rock btw!

  2. I'm glad to be of service. :bows: ;o) And I did exactly that. I'm 1500 words in this morning. Still haven't gotten to the snaggy part, but I'm pushing through.

  3. 1500 words is awesome! Sometime you just gotta let the words come flying out. Sort of like explosive diarrhea.

  4. Take some time away from will look better in a week--and if it doesn't, you'll have a great idea by then for how to make it better! Good luck!

  5. 1500 words is great! Congratulations! Sometimes you just have to let the words flow, good or bad, and whittle away little by little.

  6. I'd love to get 1500 words in a day, and I have done it in the past, but not with my current WIP. Slow moving, but at least it moves.

    And...OMG...You're a Michigan fan? All I can say is "Go Bucks!" Yeah, they stink this year, but I'm still a fan.

  7. Hey, well get there, right now I promised I'd write in stead I''m catching up with post from last week. LOL