So writing is tough, I think any writer knows that. But, is there ever a time when you begin to wonder if you should just hang it all up and be done with the headaches?
I suppose I should insert this preamble. I realize my writing isn't "poor" per se. Through hard work, devouring critique partners' advice, consuming numerous articles, posts, books on the craft, I've created a solid foundation for a novel.
But, come on, a foundation just isn't enough for a decent novel, which brings me to my point. How long do you struggle to just "get" it and attempt to make it work, always feeling that some essential element is missing? Your "beast of burden", a.k.a. novel, is as weary and drained as you are. Of course, you know the saying, "You can't flog a dead horse." So, do you pack it in and call it a day?
|Then along comes a baby...|
On the cusp of defeat, the epiphany I've awaited for ages FINALLY decided to pop by for tea yesterday. With that said, apparently my struggle has taken nearly a year.
I'm now in possession of that one critical component that has eluded me for so long. So to sum up this whole weirdo post, GOTCHA!