I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
– Thomas A. Edison
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn’t fall there.
These quotes seemed appropriate because last night I had to trash nearly 2k of one of my current WIP to get it back on track. It seemed like a huge chunk, but there was no way to go forward without cutting out the scene that went wrong. Right now I’m working on fixing the problem and add more words back to the total. A lot of hard work, but I’m aiming for that mountaintop.
I’m currently revising Primal Encounter, as well as trying to get a little closer to the end of Close Contact. I’ll continue working on Close Contact because I do want to finish that soon, but I also want to work on Making Magic. The characters are getting demanding. MM will be getting a new title soon. I’m working on a few combinations that better fit the story.
For other writers out there, you might want to check out the newsletter Writing for Success sent out by Marg McAlister. I’ve found it to be a great resource on craft. Last week’s tip was 7 essential plotting questions and they’re great even for pantsers. I looked at them and realized that I know those things before I begin writing on almost all of the WIP’s I’ve finished within the last year (even if I don’t think of them in the way she worded it).