anguish!

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I need a new tag or category or something: writers is nuts.

Two weeks ago, I finished the beta draft of the novel. For values of finished = I couldn't stand the thought of the manuscript. In an example of avoidance excellence, I was getting to the point where, if anyone said "novel" in my presence, I would develop a bone-crushing weariness and a deep and abiding compulsion to nap, there and then. So, finished.

And now? I have the first comments back from one of the beta-readers.

And suddenly I am itching to work on the novel again, even though I know if I start before I have all the comments back I'll only have to go over old territory yet one more time.

Like I said, writers is nuts.

In other news, the short story? Still not finished. But close! Oh, so close.1

  1. I hope. []

8 thoughts on “anguish!

  1. heh. you are a marked woman 😈

    well, you're fine now. but just wait until i wade into the revisions. then you're in trouble. the bitching you'll have to listen to!

  2. ThatS great, what an emotional rollercoaster it sounds like!
    I HAVE YET TO ENDURE 😕
    My little one slows reading down but I'm close 🙂

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