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Everything was falling into place.
The edits nearly completed.
A new story idea formed in the ol’ noggin.
The aches and pains were taking a backseat.
The A-Z Challenge was rockin’ and rollin’.
But something was off.
I couldn’t put my finger on it. I just knew I wasn’t emotionally ready to let go of my first novel. It had nothing to do with my trust in my critique partner. In fact, he returned it with additional edits – something I was more than happy to complete.
It was the feeling of being in the middle of editing two WIPs and wanting to write another while the idea is fresh in my head. Just get the idea on paper. I’m afraid I’ll have three WIPs, then four, five, six. Will the WIPs ever stop? Will I ever have a published novel? Will I ever feel comfortable enough to stop editing?
Maybe I need to apply the brakes now. Stay focused on finishing the two books I’ve written already. Find a second critique partner to torment. Then, then I can put more words on paper.
I don’t know though.
These voices in my head continue to speak to me.
Louder and louder.
They want to be heard. They want to become characters, have personalities. I’m not sure I can contain them much longer.
So, who will win? The editor or the writer? I think it will depend on what day of the week it is.
Or perhaps if it’s raining or if the sun’s shining.
Today, today the rain is here. So, I think maybe I will just write one page. Just to see if that character is ready to be introduced into my world.
Just one page.
Have you ever been torn between editor and writer mode?
What about between doing one thing and doing another?
~~Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for making this happen. You rock!~~