Because July the 4th falls on a Wednesday, those of us who celebrate it are blogging for Insecure Writers' Group today.
If you're new to this, click on my title for the blog above, and it will take you to Alex Cavanaugh's page with all the info! In a nutshell, we blog the first Wednesday of every month about our insecurities involving writing, publishing and everything in between.
This month, I struggle with my WIP. I start out strong. Great writing, descriptions, dialogue and then comes that lovely flop. It's not so much a sagging middle as it is just losing my UMPH. This happens with every one I work on, but this one's a little harder. I haven't blogged all that much in the last month because I lost my mom on June 6th and it pretty much crushed me, putting a damper on my writing. I'm sure this has a lot of bearing on it.
So, I find myself wanting to go back and attempt to edit before I get to the end of the first rough draft and I have to scold myself. I think I have at the most two chapters left to write, but it hard when I have that little voice inside my saying, 'You gotta go back and fix that mess.' But I'm chugging through. I'm surviving the best I know how. I'm just worried that I can't get that middle up to snuff. And it's a tedious little worry because when edit time comes, I usually find a way to fix it. Just in the meantime, it's driving me nuts :)
Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July! Our plans are to kick back, BBQ poolside, and enjoying and little R & R with our kids and grandbabies. What's yours?
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