Tuesday, September 18, 2007

OCD Episode!

You know, this has never happened to me before. I usually write a scene and I end up being pretty happy with it. Sure, I'll tweak a few things here and there, but I've never experienced this degree of OCD when it comes to my writing. I have literally spent the last couple of days going over the same chapters of BTPM -- over and over...obsessively trying to make each word perfect.

I kept telling myself to move on, but I was determined to "fix" the first 8 chapters... that it was somehow more important than geting the sequential things layed out in the rest of the book. Oh my, what crazy times. lol. The funny thing? It ALL sounds like crap to me at this point -- I have no idea if I've improved it. But tonight during my read through I discovered I need to do a find and replace for "rushed." Apparently that's my pet word of the week. (g)

At any rate, y'all were probably wondering if I'd cracked under the pressure. Well, not quite...but darn close. (g) I'm happy to say that I've moved on to chapter 9. It feels really GOOD. lol. The great news is that chapter 8 puts me CLOSE to the halfway point. I'm a few K short, but dang it...I'm getting there. I may need a vacation when I finish, but I think I can finish this sucker by the end of September--if I can just keep pushing forward.

Oh, have I mentioned I think this book is going to end up somewhere between 75-80K? Big for YA... yeek.

And don't worry about FI...I'm still plodding along on that one, too. It's just I'm a little unsure of what to do with no feedback from D.A. yet. Yup -- read that right, still no word. But I know he's super busy, and I probably fall last on his long list of things to do. No biggie. *EEEEE* LOL.

And no new words on the new YA. No time. Gah, school sucks. (g)


Deniz Bevan said...

"It ALL sounds like crap to me at this point -- I have no idea if I've improved it."
That's what always happens to me!

Jen said...


LOL -- well, at least I'm not alone in my crapitude. (g)