I have said I thrive on chaos. This is, actually, the cleanest part of my desk. The cup holds water. Not the drink of choice for a lot of writers, but I insist on staying hydrated. It's my one attempt at good health!
That and not eating French fries every day, for every meal.
Now that I'm done...
As those of you who follow me know, I entered Pitch Wars this year. As those of you who follow me know, I did not get in. I expected this.
Sorry, but Eeyore has been my tribal leader since I was a wee thing. This does not mean I half-ass things and assume the worst. It means, I bust my ass and expect the worst. There is a difference. I don't use the expectation of failure as an excuse to sit about, drink mojitos, and whine.
I should have a mojito. Probably best to wait until I've fetched the children from school. But later...yes...later!
Where was I?
Ah, yes, the worst. I can pretend and say I am a realist, but pessimism comes through no matter. So, I am a pessimist. Now, to be fair, with the current election cycle in the US I feel like I am in the ZONE right now, babies!
As I said in my previous post, I knew the beginning of MBDD was not good. It was the best I'd come up with, but that doesn't mean a lot. Remember, I've shelved over half a million words no one will ever read. So, if I know one thing, it's what I think doesn't work!
So, I have 2k words written of a new beginning. Hey, the writing was on the wall, no sense waiting around for confirmation. Kids are in school and husband spent most of the week on the phone so there was time to write! I am not convinced THIS is the proper beginning, but I know it's pretty darn close. A trusted friend, two in fact, told me the beginning is much stronger and feels the proper place to start.
We shall see. I've a few thousand words more to write on this new section. The ms clocked in at about 89k so I've wiggle room. Once this section is done I will begin combing through the rest of the ms as things will need changing. A LOT. Most of it.
And, as much as I hate it, I'm going to be dropping a POV character. I've never felt as if I did her justice and there's always book two, should it ever be written, to give her a place to shine. That will knock a number of words off I'll have to add another way. Some of the scenes will be complete erasures, but some will be redone inside another head.
That is where I am at.
All other projects are back on hold and the MBDD playlist is fired up on my computer and ready to be gone through twice a day. At least.
I feel like I am on the right track. Once I'm done and get other eyes on it I'll know if it's the track I need to be on or if I slept through my stop and am now someplace else with no clue how to get home.
Life's exciting. And terrible. And I want French fries. With NO ketchup. Gross. How dare you suggest such a thing!