Thursday, March 31, 2011

Just when I thought I was finished

How did those little gremlins weave themselves into my WIP? Mine has been a work in progress for several years. There are many reasons for that, but now that I am confident that my novel is ready to be pitched I find a few little stinkers that need to be removed. ACK!

I am doing a short synospis of each chapter. And that takes me back to the original story and makes me laugh, shudder, gasp. I'm tired of tweaking, but such is a writer's life.

Writing a book is like parenting, your work is never finished.

16 comments:

June Freaking Cleaver said...

You CAN do it! Think how great it will feel when you're finished!

Odie Langley said...

Kind of like giving birth without the actual pain. I am sure all of us out here would like to read it. Have a great rest of the week.
Odie

BECKY said...

Hey Linda, I've been going through the same thing. The more of my older stuff I read, the more I realize how much I've grown as a writer and how much work is still ahead of me to have this baby ready to be born....er..published!
Good luck. You can do it!

Lynn said...

I know you'll do fine - look at all the publishing credits you have under your belt!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Congrats on being at the pitching stage! Good luck with your efforts. I know you'll be successful!

Terri Tiffany said...

You are so close!!! U am excited for you:)

Karen Lange said...

This is true. But you can do it! Cheering you on! :)

Chatty Crone said...

I'm excited for you and I love your picture on the side bar. sandie

Thisisme. said...

These must be exciting times for you. Well done on doing so well with your book. Don't forget to tell us when it's published!

Bookie said...

Keep pounding....you are closer today than last week!

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi everyone,
Thank you for the encouragement. I am a firm believer in, what will be will be. Things happen the way they are supposed to.

Tammy said...

I agree with Lisa that the pitching stage is a great place to be! And at least those gremlins are little guys. Good luck!

Susan said...

Hi Linda...Oh, a writer's work truly is never done, is it?

Thanks for your visit and comment. Always love to have you stop by. Susan

Sioux said...

Congratulations! If you're ready to pitch, that means that you're in the game. Can you tell us a little about what the novel is about? Just a tidbit to get us hungry for more?

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

When I walk away from the computer, I think it does some writing of its own. :)

Janet, said...

Congratulations! Now onward with the pitch. Good luck with your manuscript.