|Write-a-Thon: The Third Chapter
||[Jul. 1st, 2009|12:54 pm]
I should have made this post yesterday. I'm not sure what happened to yesterday.
Chapter Three of Moss & Feathers falls due on Friday, which is July 3rd for those people who love actual dates.
Unfortunately, due to family commitments on Friday, I really need to have it done for tomorrow. I say 'unfortunately' because I've only tinkered around the edges so far, it's the biggest chapter of the book anyway, plus I shunted the action-esque scene from the end of Chapter 2 into it because it really felt like Ch. 2 was getting unwieldy and a break was needed.
And I don't want to do it. For the first time in a few weeks, my book-energy is at zero. My back hurts, my hands hurt, and the characters have abruptly stopped talking to me. It's like I've made some terrible faux-pas, something worse than farting in a lift, but they're not telling me what the problem is. In the last ten days I've been through employment despair, relationship rows and my dad being hospitalised with a collapsed lung, and not had the slightest problem picking the book up. Why does this happen?!
Tally a measly $14. Help me out, here! For this chapter I will triple all donations.
I'm running late on some contract deadlines, so I can't read the novel right now, but I have a deal for you: If you can finish zee whole novel by September 1, I will read and crit the whole thing and give $20 to CW in your name.
Consider yourself nagged!
Have I told you lately that I love you?
I'm aiming to have it done by August 1, so September should be a cakewalk. You're on.
Tally $17 \o/
Whoosh, do you ever have excuses. Nevertheless, I hereby nag you to write write write. Whap your characters upside the head, or speak to them gently, whichever works best.
I ditto Kate.
The work will save you! Work!
I may be lying, but then again, I may not! Only you can tell.
And when I say excuses, what I mean is completely valid reasons which justify book-energy being at zero, at which point it's up to your support staff to lend you some book-energy.
If only you could simply book some energy when you want it...
Hurrah for you guys. I'm still not moving forward with this chapter (an awful lot of staring at the screen is getting done) but the support is much appreciated!
I'm having trouble getting started on revisions today, as well.
But we must persevere! For great awesomeness! And writerization!
Sorry to hear you're fighting the demons off, too. I hope it's gone better over the weekend - I see you have a new laptop, may it bring you many hours of sparkly writing joy!
I suffered Epic Fail on Friday and yesterday, but I'm back in the saddle today. \o/