Friday, October 1, 2010


Story ideas come to me all the time... really.  The problem is, I don't have enough hours in the day to sit and write them out.  Plus, one of my critique partners tells me I should NOT start writing the next book. She thinks I've got a winner with THE EDUCATION OF THIA, and she wants me to keep working on revisions so I can snag an agent with this one.

So... okay. But, my brain feels revision-fried-out. And, I haven't written a word (other than this blog, emails, and ebay postings) in a couple of weeks now. Fried. Short-circuited.

I need to climb back on the revision wagon. Any advice? Any chocolate (as motivation)?

It's easy to write in my head. I do that all the time.

And, let me tell you - I'm my head.

Revision. Polishing. I like doing it - the first three times through the ms.

I. Need. Motivation.

Got any? Share some? What do you do to motivate yourself or to find more hours in the day? Let me know!


  1. I feel your pain, sister. i just finished the fifth revision of my latest ms. And i am BURNT! I don't wanna look at it again for another month at least. I think that's really the best cure... take a breather, come back to it with renewed vision.

    I've read the blurb about your THIA story and I agree... it sounds like a winner.

  2. I wouldn't start writing another book, but maybe you can get some of that energy out by doing some short prompts. I haven't written anything since I began editing my novel, but I did a few prompts the other day and it was very refreshing! There's no commitment, it just gets some of that energy out.

  3. Well, since you're my crit partner of course I go to YOU for motivation!

    How I handle new ideas floating around my head is to get out a notebook and pen and then write down all the details. Then, my brain is free to concentrate on my current WIP.

    Noooooooooo to the writing of another book, yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees to revising Thia. You really have a winner here!

    Christi Corbett