I hope everyone is doing good. They say March can roar like a lion. March has roared over my writing schedule and throw it out of the window. Life has struck.
The past few weeks, I’ve been dealing with an ear infection and now, my kitty is sick, and each passing day my work is getting behind. A writer’s life that I signed up for and I’ll get back on track soon.
Since writing has halted, I’ve been studying my manuscript I had written in January. It is a mess with missing plot holes and other things making the nightmare becoming worse.
Why am I telling you this?
Once the rewriting and editing stage begins, you’ll see the real story on screen or paper bites at you. That’s what has happened to me. Reality has struck me with a huge hammer on my head and deflated my ego too.
Is it hard to see my manuscript in a new light?
Yes, it is devastating. When I was writing it, I was going to need subplots to push the plot forward. During the first draft, I wanted to focus on my main characters and I did. I have their relationship the way I want it. The story needs to be fleshed out, certain ideas need to be explained, and part of the writing process to discover all the ugly parts of the story.
The requirement to produce a grand story for the reader to enjoy.
I hope this helps you to understand that all writers face road bumps to produce a quality story.
Keep on writing,