Monday, August 07, 2006

Chapter 9, Take 4

I've been saying that I was going add another post to my blog just as soon as I finished up the current chapter of my WIP. Well, I have finished the chapter - three times, to be exact.

Sufficed to say, I'm stuck.

Maybe I jinxed myself. Just a few weeks ago, I was almost bragging about how well the manuscript was going. And now, I can’t even figure out if my characters are happy or angry with each other. I know I should just move on to the next chapter, but Chapter 9 is a very important chapter, and any slight changes here have much larger repercussions for the end of the novel.

But as frustrated as I may sound, I'm not really worried. The process of writing a novel is long and cruel and unforgiving, but eventually I will force my way through the chapter well enough so that I can complete the novel.

Writing a novel isn't supposed to be easy. If it was, everyone would do it.

2 Comments:

Blogger Christy Lenzi said...

"Writing is easy. All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead."
-Gene Fowler

8/08/2006 9:16 AM  
Blogger Miss P AKA Her Royal Cliqueness said...

The process of writing a novel is long and cruel and unforgiving...
Writing a novel isn't supposed to be easy.

Let me just say AMEN.

I have finally come up for air from editing. (Inhale) and Ahhhhhh......

Long, cruel and unforgiving couldn't be better ways to describe the process.

Despite knowing that my editor's comments are designed to make my book better (and has done so), there is nothing more humbling than having someone point out the book's flaws page, after page, after page!

Let's just keep pounding them out.

So ah....any new word on your submission?

8/10/2006 7:17 AM  

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