There are three surefire ways to not get published: 1) don’t write 2) don’t finish 3) don’t submit
Well, I’ve already f**ed up on number one, but I’m well on my way to acing number two, so number three is pretty much in the bag.
I knew that taking a break from Julia could be costly…once I left would I be able to get back into it? After all, I was running into problems and didn’t know how to finish some scenes. I figured that a NaNo break ending would be like a due date to my slacking off.
I only have a few hours of November left and I’m dreading December. I picked up the first five pages of Julia over the weekend and reread the intro. It’s what I’ll be reading at my writer’s group’s public reading (panic!), so I figured it would be a good way to get back into it. It’s the intro, it’ll suck me right in…or not.
Half of what I say is meaningless/But I say it just to reach you, Julia.
When I wrote it, when I took it to group, it was good, it was gripping. Now, eh.
How to rekindle that new story magic?
I’ll share what I learn in the coming month as I dive back in, but I’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions.