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May 4 question - It's the best of times; it's the worst of times. What are your writer highs (the good times)? And what are your writer lows (the crappy times)?
Highs and lows... 🎢 like a rollercoaster.
My highs are getting positive reviews or someone saying they could relate (to a character or scene, whatever). And days when the words just fly onto the page.
My lows are, without a doubt, when I trap myself in the editing loop. Did I leave a plot hole? Did a character set an object down and I forgot to have them pick it up? Do all the dates line up? Did I put the right amount of spaces between paragraphs? Is it clear who is speaking? Was the intended character development clear? Did I make each character matter enough? Have I used all the sensory details I could in a scene?
I'm looking at the story I just put on my blog last month. And I see so much that could be changed, improved, altered. (And I don't just mean the baker who turned into a humpback whale to travel by a hurricane wormhole.) I feel like I didn't use enough sensory details to really bring out the scenes. I don't know if I should alter it and publish it. Or leave it as is and publish it. OR... make an original and an altered erotic version that really explores that pan relationship May and Jade had going on behind closed doors.
Or I could go back to work on the Anna story. Which had a bunch of scenes and a second storyline that were not in the original A to Z.
Or I should get back to Proof of Existence. I fixed the major problem I had with the one scene. I figured out how to plug a plot hole. Wouldn't it be cool if I released it in Sept on the Anniversary of Fractions of Existence?
I found out there was a copy on Amazon without the final edits. So I should also go work on that.
First, I'm going on vacation. A to Z took it out of me. And almost getting run over really took it out of me. (See Reflections post from earlier this week.)
To all my fellow "geeks" out there: #MayThe4thBeWithYou
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Happening at OperationAwesome6.blogspot.com : Reflections post.
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