It’s a blog hop on the first Wednesday of each month where writer-types can share their insecurities and/or encourage others.
I soooo need this.
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m working on revisions of my first novel. I’m flooded with insecurities at the moment, but the worst is worry over my lack of momentum.
Part of my problem I know is looking at my WIP as this huge, many-tentacled monster. It is epic fantasy told from several POVs. It’s not exactly the best thing for a newby to cut her teeth on, but it’s what I love to read and the basic story idea still speaks to me. Of course, I do wonder sometimes if it’s something that’ll speak to anyone else.
The first draft was very, very rough and written over three years. It was a mess. Once I wrestled with it and found it’s focus I realized I needed to dump a lot and write about 30 new scenes.
The revision has been start-and-stop ever since. Whenever I come to a new scene, it takes me sometimes a week or two to write. There are days I hate it and want to burn it. Then there are days I think it’s not so bad and just don’t want to give up. And of course there’s also my everyday responsibilities that I’m, well, responsible for.
Maybe I’m just getting impatient but I can’t seem to be able to step up the pace.
Any advice here would be greatly appreciated!