Not Gonna Make It

So, I had hoped to finish the alternate (original) version of my current WiP before the end of the month. (The version that I had planned, the one that I was writing before my plot took an unexpected sideways jump on me.) It’s not looking like it’s going to happen.

Part of it is that I’ve been getting full time hours at work which equates to less time off, a situation which is going to continue through the end of the month. (I don’t know my schedule past the 3rd yet.) So, what is “yay” for the paycheck is “boo” for the word count. I do have another Word doc set up for it, but that is about as far as I got, other than thinking about how to forget what I wrote so that I can focus on what I intended to write.

The other part of why I’m not going to get it done is that I think I figured out how to fix the logic flaw that has been driving me insane, so I’m writing those scenes instead and inserting them into the version that I finished.

(Well, “finished” may not be the most accurate word for it, all things considered…)

And even better, these scenes will probably (with very minor tweaking) work in the alternate/original version as well, so it’s sort of a two for one deal.

But still, unless I start living on three hours of sleep and five hour energy drinks the alternate/original version is probably not going to be finished in the current year.

That kind of bums me out because I really wanted to start the new year with a new book.

But on the other hand, I am still writing, right?



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2 responses to “Not Gonna Make It

  1. shegyes

    While it sucks that you’re not going to finish your current WIP, I think it’s better to take it easy than rush it. I have been doing a bit of soul-searching myself when it comes to WIP and I’ve decided the only time I’m going to work on “new” stuff is during NaNo months: April, July, and November. The rest of the year will be spent marketing published works or tweaking finished WIPs. Maybe a system like that would work for you as well. I’ve noticed you have sooooo many different projects. Way more than I think even I could handle! O_O

    • Well, technically it is finished. But the plot took a detour from what I had planned and I wanted to get the alternate (original) version written too so I could decide which one I liked best. I had hoped to have it finished this month so I could work on book two starting in January, but if it doesn’t happen it doesn’t happen — I’ll just work on it in January. I don’t have any deadlines hanging over my head.

      In order to not feel so overwhelmed I decided that the entire trilogy or series is just one large WiP — that way there aren’t as many of them. LOL

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