Writing is never a waste of time, right?
Oh man, I’m in the thick of rewrites, and at times I’ve wondered what point there was to writing that first draft. It took months of work, and now 2/3 of the story has to be completely rewritten. If you put the revisions side by side you’d never realize they’re the same story.
Was it a waste? It feels like it sometimes.
OK breathe deeply now.
Honestly, if I look back at the last few months, I can see I needed to go through that. I needed to find out if I had ideas big enough to fill a novel. I needed to find out that I could write one from start to finish. I needed to discover that I could stick to a regular writing schedule, and how much I could write in a day. I needed to wrangle the core story out of my muse’s cold dead fingers (this by far was the hardest part).
No it was not a waste. Not really. Now I need to finish this.
Have you ever felt frustrated by the progress you’re making?
P.S. Beta readers, estimated arrival date = mid to late January. Enjoy the holidays because I’m putting you to work soon my lovelies!