Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Walking away from Mafia Blood! For now.

Okay seriously, I'm dying here!!! :)

I've decided - just this minute - that my only hope to ever completing this ms is to walk away from it. I have some changes that I need to make to it, and I'm just not in the mood to rip apart the chapters and start from scratch. So instead, I just stare at the pages like if the problems are going to fix themselves! Arrrrrggggggghhhhhhh!!!!!

So... I'm moving on. In Mafia Blood I decided not to kill of a person, which from page one I thought for sure was going to die. So, somehow I fell in love with him and decided he was going to be in the next one... which is what I just decided I'm moving on to. It great, because I have these fresh ideas in my head. It sucks, because I have that incomplete feeling, which I hate!

Oh well, it's not like I'm helping the situation. At least writing the new ms, will get more accomplished than staring aimlessly at Mafia Blood. :)


Wylie Kinson said...

Gosh - between you, me & Christine, there's going to be LOTS of revising and rewriting going on!!
At least we can share our pain!

Good luck - and I agree that's it's best to walk away for a bit. Gives you fresh perspective.

Amy Ruttan said...

Walking away is for the best. I had to walk away from my NaNo and I still haven't gone near it. For some reason I just can't. It is finished at about 50K, but that's not long enough to market.

So step back, and you'll feel the flow once again. Apparently Issac Asimov puts away a first draft of a manuscript for 1 year. Geez, must be nice for him. :)

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Or just bring him back to life.. but then, that'd have to be scifi.. lol