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
- I hope. [↩]