Wednesday, April 21, 2010

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Why do I like writing? My current project has me totally frustrated. I have been putting it off but, what keeps me going back? Stubbornness, and the fact that I've been working on it for so long, all my efforts would be in vain if I didn't make it work.

So, here I am still trying to figure it out. I have two main characters, in two different time periods ( one always dreaming) and I want to show both of their voices, feelings etc. But how do I do that with easy transitions and without confusing the reader? I like the intimacy of first person POV, but I want to have two first person POVs. I have a couple of ideas, but anything I think of now will drastically change the manuscript. That fact has me freaking out. I keep going one step forward and two steps back. I just want to move on to the next chapter, but to put the pieces together, I have to build the foundation first. Once I figure this problem out, I think everything else will fall into place and the writing will go faster. I just have to get over this hurdle. Although, the hurdle feels like it's Mt. Everest. Also know as; Ever rest?

I now know why Writers are portrayed as odd, reclusive, different. If I'm not certifiable now, I will be when this is all over.


  1. This is why we're in a critique group. So we can all be odd, reclusive and different together.

  2. Take your advice you gave me! No freak outs! Yes problems keep us caring and coming back for more. Also I agree being stubborn can be a good thing to keep pushing forward.

  3. Good for your stubbornness! One thing interesting to me as your reader--I have not thought that you have two main characters. I always think of Rory as the actual MC, Rachel as kind of a part of her and not a totally separate MC, even though she has her own storyline. I don't know if that helps or increases your frustration.