Or, am I the only writer in the world that gets a love-hate relationship with a new project?
Every time I start a new piece, large or small, children’s or adult’s I am madly in love until…
Do you know what I mean?
Do you reach a point where the characters talk back? Give you lip (as Mom used to say)? Don’t want to cooperate?
Damn irritating if you ask me. After all, the work I’ve done plotting out the story, etching out a scene, researching a place and dressing them beautiful clothes, the least the bitches could do is cooperate. Don’t you agree?
Seems after all this work everything should just fall into place. Words, one by one into lines, making lovely sentences building an amazing story that rivals a Lego work of art. Ah, if only writing a best seller was so easy. Instead, of interlocking Lego blocks, the damn thing falls over like something stacked up with uneven cardboard grocery boxes.
Ever happen to you? What do you do when you reach this point? How do you get everyone back on the same page and going in the same direction?
I’ve decided to go read for a while and let them think about the error of their ways. Then I’ll come back and try to whip everyone back into place. Sigh…
A writer’s work is never easy.
As always, I’ve linked articles by writers a lot smarter than I am for your reading pleasure. Look at the bottom.