Thursday, September 30, 2010
WIP Thursday: Pushin' Through 'Till Mornin' *twangy guitar playing*
With my outline finished, I have moved on to crafting the scenes. I am working on the first draft of my middle grade book. *Interject back-story: I have several projects in different stages of completion. The outline is a new tactic to see if it can get me over the hump and to the end. You see I am a perfectionist. Translation: I rarely finish things. (Need the psycho babble explanation? Go see your own shrink, I already paid for mine.)
So where was I? Oh, yes…The good part is I know where I am going. The bad part is I am about half-way through and I feel like I am floundering in a large pot of spaghetti noodles trying to grab on to something solid. This is still better than without the outline because at least I have noodles to grab. They just seem to slip from of my hands as fast as I grab them. What is up with that? Does anyone know what I’m talking about? I don’t think it is writer’s block because I have plenty to write about. I have chilled with my characters right down to their underwear, theirs not mine. So what's the hold-up?
I am ready and anxious to push this through. I am armed with my Chai Tea, Caramel Milky Way and mood music. I will let you know how it goes this week. What do you do to push through until the sun rises?