Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Wednesday Resolution

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.
Yeah, right.

So that's my resolution. What about you? Do you have any resolutions you want to cop to?


Cole Gibsen said...

Awesome goal! I'd like to spend some more time with my sewing machine and less time freaking out over my writing.

Lydia Kang said...

Great goal! I have end of summer goals too, like finishing a revision. Summer is going by too fast!

WindyA said...

Lydia - I am so with you! Summer flew this year.

Carolyn V. said...

I love the zen! I need more of that.

Summer was way too fast. I can't believe my kids will be in school in only four weeks.

Julie Musil said...

You sure have been busy! That is an impressive word count, no matter what.

I mostly set daily goals for myself. If I looked to far ahead, I'd probably make myself crazy. Love the zen picture, by the way.

Nichole Giles said...

Okay, totally zen over here too. Not. But. Working on it.

And I'm with you. My book won't be finished this month like I'd hoped, but I'm okay with that. You can't rush creative genius, right?

Plus, there's too much summering to do.

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

You really have been through a lot, and I think you're absolutely amazing. TRULY! Keep at it!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Man, I hear ya. Trying to get a dozen things done before a conference in Sept.

Waiting on characters is no fun.
~ Wendy

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ROFL! You are totally my friend Windy. I'm SO glad to know you, IRL AND here. You're just beyond awesome. And hey, I'll buy that your Zen ... at least for the moment. ;) Ohmmmm .....