Irretrievably broken, you name it and those have been my thoughts today while revising my novel. It could have possibly been salvaged if it read: crap, crap, crappy crap.. No need for ambien just read this! Action? None of that needed in this snooze fest. Care for me to read it to you in a monotone? So, the question remains. Scratch it or save it? It’s looking like a total scratch at this point.
The blog title claims its a daily doodle and judging from the lack of posts, I haven’t been keeping up my end of the bargain. Fast forward from a great italian vacation and I’m just feeling so damn uninspired. Between the naked protester biking, driving in Rome and seeing the vatican, the material is there. I’m just not up to the challenge. So, in the interest of sparking some creativity, Im writing anyway. Here it is, for what it’s worth. My focus has been on running lately. It’s portable and free. My shins have risen up in protest I’m going to ice them and tell them to go suck it. This growing old thing is starting to piss me off. In other news, the revision process continues. It’s painful. Reading my dialogue is like being front row at a feature horror show. Some of the stuff is like, did I really write that?? WTF??? The fact that my house looks like a bomb went off is not helping. Neat nelly I am not! Who the hell are these women who have clean, organized homes? How do they manage it? No sleep? Beating their hubby and kids into meet submission? More importantly, can they come to my house and get all OCD? Where are all the neurotic bitches when I need them?? Alas, they either dont exist or are unwilling to help a girl out. This means I must do it myself. So, I’m off!
In November, I wrote my first novel during NaNoWriMo. It was a milestone for me since I had tinkered around with unfinished manuscripts too numerous to count for years. Realizing that it is, indeed, June, I decided that I would not care to take years to achieve a final draft. Procrastination time is over. I have reached the platform of suck it up and do it. It’s time to hop off now. Handy copy of writers digest in hand, I perused articles detailing the painstaking task of revisions. One tip said to cover the deepest parts of your novel first. Damn it all!!! My initial idea involved a woman who pretended to have psychic powers. When I started writing, I felt it would make her character unlikeable so I changed it. Big mistake. I took away a crucial part of her motivation and thus deflated my theme. I was just so damn stoked about getting the novel done it never occurred to me it was a major error. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a clusterfuck to fix.