And I’m having a really hard time finishing.
This is only the first pass – I know I’m going to have at least two more – but I want to be done with the thing! I want it polished and off my plate. Or just locked away in my trunk. At this point I’m leaning toward the latter. I’ve lost all objectivity – I couldn’t tell you if it was good or not even if a date with Colin Firth was on the line. And even worse, all I want is to move on to my next project or pick up the project I put away last year, or just find something completely different to work on. Every word in this WIP makes me cringe right now.
This book has been hard. So much harder than my last one. I know that’s because I’m so much more aware as a writer. I know it’s because it’s different from anything I’ve done before. And I know that as soon as I’m done with this huge plot revision, I’ll be able to focus on the details like character and setting. But right now it feels like an uphill slog through 15 inches of snow (God help – me we’re supposed to get that much tonight!)
So what do you guys do when you’re feeling disgusted and and tired of your WIP? Do you have any tips or tricks to get you over that hump and motivated to start working again?