I have come to terms with the fact that my characters are not interested in my self-imposed deadline. I don't think they want me to be finished with them just yet. I guess that's okay, it just irritates the crap out of me, but what do you do?
I'm guessing this has a great deal to do with this project being a summer book. It takes place from June to August. And it's not August yet, so I guess they don't want their summer to be over yet.
I respect that.
So I'm giving myself until the end of the summer. Just like the book's timeline.
I know I was just angsting about this yesterday, thank you so so much for all the support. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who goes through this. I just have to keep reminding myself that in the last 4 months, I've been through a lot and yet I was still able to get 50K words down for this book. That's major wordage considering...
I've decided my minor breakdown is because I'm a YA writer and mentally living as an angsty teenager. But we're good now.
I'm totally Zen.
So that's my resolution. What about you? Do you have any resolutions you want to cop to?