Novella speedbump

Well first let me thank those of you who gave me questions for my love interest in this story on the post …Trouble Connecting to a Lover last week. They helped A LOT!

I worked so hard over the weekend on my Novella. Then I sat down and re-read a couple of chapters that I had written. When I was done… this is what the conversation was like in my head.


Yes… all in one millisecond.

Apparently there was a part of me that knew it was crap and made me go back to re-read it.

Was I rushing my characters? Maybe.  Was my mind just too scattered? OBVIOUSLY. Am I feeling pressured to finish this book? Maybe. It isn’t like I have a deadline set by an editor or Agent to make.

So why am I feeling pressured to finish his book? Maybe there is a part of me that wants to get back to The Five Angels? I can’t deny that is the first story that runs through my mind. I could always set this aside and write some for TFA, then come back to it. I don’t think the story is going to leave my brain anytime soon. ( BTW, I can’t make my mind up on what to call it and it is driving me crazy! )

Ok…. I’m having a really bad case of the …


Like I was TRYING to say, I knew what I had to do.

POOF! There went 3 Chapters of the story. As it turned out those 3 chapters, they were about 10,000 words.

OUCH! That hurt the word count for the month.

Trust me when I say it was really for the best though. Maybe now that I have the crappy writing out of the way, everything else will be golden right?

I did go on and jump forward in the story. Those chapters ended up being pretty decent. We will see how much they are affected when I go back and re-write the chopped chapters.

Onward and upward right?


4 thoughts on “Novella speedbump

  1. Great post, and so true. Sometimes the best thing is to cut something, it hurts a lot after putting so much effort into it, but in the end it’s worth it 🙂

    1. I know it will be worth it. It is just that.. OY! I couldn’t believe I wrote such crap. It actually has me a little shaken. I’m starting to wonder if I need to take April off from writing. I have a LOT of family life stuff going on this month and it is a bit stressful. Though, sometimes writing relieves that stress just because it takes me into that world.

      Yes… my head is spinning a bit. Hence the SQUIRREL moments. I’m sorry if this post was a little bit all over the place.

  2. Ouch, 10.000 words? That must’ve hurt…then again, there’s a saying I think applies to all forms of creativity: Kill Your Darlings…in other words, have the guts to delete 10.000 words if need be:S
    Still sucks, though…Hope the mourning period won’t take too long:S

    1. The mourning has passed but I haven’t had the time this week to go back into yet. Things should lighten up soon and hopefully I’ll still have the rough draft by the end of the month. 🙂

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