I was talking with a friend of mine a few weeks ago about her work. We both have the same mindset that (some might call us superstitious) if something keeps getting in your way - maybe there's a reason. I took time this weekend to catch up on a few things, and as I was working I kept going over that conversation with my friend and wondering if, perhaps, that's exactly the issue with my WIP. If I can't get to it because some greater being is trying to stop me from making a very bad decision. And now it's up to me to decipher the reason it's a bad decision. Bad idea overall? Flaw with the plot? Flaw with the characters? That I suck and should never write another word again?
A lot of writers say that you need to just keep pushing out the content; the more content you have out there the more sales you'll have. But I can't possibly press on with the whisper of doubt, wondering if I'm missing something key for my WIP. So I decided that today I'll start picking it apart, really analyze every aspect of it before I once again, try to get to writing it. And I'm quite sure that yes, it will be maddening. What part of being a writer isn't maddening, really? Writing, editing, publishing, marketing - it all drives you bonkers at some point. So today, I'm sure, will no doubt be a Monday filled with madness as I rip apart my WIP.
What about you guys, what's on your agenda today?