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WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN TO ME?

Please tell me I’m not the only one this happens to. You’re moseying along, happy as can be with your story, writing from the heart, smiling when you think of the marvelous things to come, and then, as you’re preparing for the climax, you come to the heartbreaking realization that you absolutely hate your book.

Yes. I’m nearing the climax of Next Full Moon, and I realized that I don’t even like this stupid book. It’s horrible. It has werewolves in it, for crying out loud. How could it possibly be original?

I’m doomed. DOOMED, I TELL YOU. Everything I ever write for the rest of my life is cursed. I’m cursed. I’ll be a pathetic writer, a CRAZY WRITER, doodling on napkins and talking to voices in my head whilst rooting through the garbage behind restaurants for dinner because I HAVE NO POTENTIAL AND WILL BE A BEGGAR AFTER MY PARENTS KICK ME OUT.

Guys, I am totally kidding. Yes, I hate my novel, but I’m not going to be a beggar. Or scribble crazily on napkins. I don’t think. You never know in my topsy turvy life of WILDNESS AND ADVENTURE.

No… pretty sure I’m not going to become a beggar.

Anywho. Next Full Moon and I are in the final sprint. Aura is this close to finding the prince. The full moon rises tomorrow night. Adventure and tension and fighting galore. And yet, I allowed my thoughts to wander to another project for two seconds, and BAM. Lost interest in Next Full Moon just like that.

It’s a curse, the writer’s mind. A curse.

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9 thoughts on “WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN TO ME?

  1. Easily distracted? Yeah, I have that problem too. It’s taken me years to develop the mental discipline to note down new ideas and go back to what I’m working on. I hope it doesn’t take you as long. 🙂

    1. It’s really crazy this time, because it’s not like it’s a new exciting project that distracting me – it was the thought of editing an old one! I like editing things once I get started, but normally I dread it up until I actually start. And it never distracts me from in-progress projects. Yeesh. My brain’s going crazy.

      1. It’s just growing and changing. That happens a lot as you get older. Trust me, I’ve been down that particular trail through the woods. 🙂

  2. One day in my creative writing class, we all hit this at the same time. It’s okay, though, because we made a plan. There’s a specific alley the four of us will live in. It’s behind an Olive Garden.

    1. Nice! It’s good to have plans. I’m thinking I’ll set up shop behind a Logan’s. They have those really yummy hot chick burgers. We’ll have to visit each other to keep variety in our diets.

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