Writer Problems, Writing and Editing

Well, I owe Myself $20

That’s right, I wrote 200 words the other day. I decided that’s about the most I can afford to pay myself every day, unfortunately. Oh well, it’s better than nothing. Now I just have to keep up with it.

Yesterday I came up with an idea for my novel that I’m not sure that I want/am able to do. The prologue takes place in France in the 1500’s, so I was thinking that I could/should write that in “old English.” This recent development might be due to reading Jane Eyre, which I’m loving, by the way. I’m not sure if it’s worth changing the prologue again though. That and I think I’m over thinking this whole process. For those of you who have read it, do you think it might be worth playing around with it, or should I just leave it?

I want this to be the last time that I make major changes so I’m taking my time going through it again. (Which is why I’m still rewriting the prologue…that and I’m lacking motivation). I need to just sit down and do it, and I’ve been saying that for awhile now, and I just haven’t done it. Sigh. Maybe I need to take things away from myself until I get my words done in addition to paying myself. I was really hoping that it wouldn’t come to this, but if that’s what I need to do, then so be it.

On the plus side, I’ve gotten a lot of reading done lately. Maybe that’s what I need to focus on to improve my craft. I read somewhere that if you’re not writing you should be reading. Maybe my subconscious is telling me that that’s what I need right now. Or it’s just an excuse for not writing.


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