Monday, February 15, 2010

GMC Revisited

Goal: finish the revision; survive this revision
Motivation: want to have another book to pitch at nationals

Confession: that's an external goal, my internal goal is far more complex and detailed :P

Conflict: too many to count-- but a few are time constraints, DH being home ALL THE TIME, snow days, and plot problems.

Confession: time is always a constraint.

How do I overcome each conflict? Each turning point? How do I grow?

Confession: I wonder why I struggle all the time, but I can't stop.

Guess I'm a writing junkie :-)


marthawarner said...

Well, it takes one to know one... LOL! I'm with you. No matter what life tosses up there - I gotta keep plugging along.

I think that's what will, in the end, see us succeed... :)

MaryC said...

Martha, that reminds me of one of my favorite inspirational quotes:

Richard Bach said: "A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit."

I've been meaning to ask, how is your husband doing, Christine?

Christine said...

I do keep plugging along, Martha. I am like "just keep swimming!"

MaryC: I have that R Bach quote on my FaceBook page. Love it! And thanks for asking re: DH. He is doing better than we expected. Just lots of driving and stuff for me.

Ellen B said...

Just try to remember, Christine, that every lesson you learn at this stage will make you a better professional when you become one.

Yes, I said 'when' :)

Glad your DH is doing well. Take care!

Gwen Hernandez said...

You'll get there! Just remember that even the published authors sruggle too. Hugs.

Christine said...

Gwen: the alternative is to stop. That's not going to happen. I'm very excited about the story, but it is going into places I never quite imagined I'd visit as a writer. Already I'm sure my recent google hits will have the gov't questioning my sanity or motives LOL.

Christine said...

Hi Ellen: I know it's all learning, isn't it? I was speaking with published author after our local writing chapter meeting and she said every book is a "learning book." The trick is to never give up and keep plowing forward. Sometimes we can't see the fruits of laboring so hard so we want to give up, but if we keep pruning and adding the right fertilizer to our writing, we'll see something bloom.