We all hear about it, but I don’t suppose you can understand it unless you’ve gone through it. I had the bright idea of working on the sequel to Sisters while waiting for my revisions letter. Good idea, in theory. In practice not so much.
I keep second-guessing myself. My draft should be better. My voice has lost its sparkle. I have no clue how the story is going to end. I ought to be farther along in the story. Sisters wrote itself in three months, and here I am plodding along, lucky if I’m writing 500 words a day.
So what better than to ask for advice from those who have gone through this before? I, of course, turned to that font of collective internet knowledge—Twitter—and begged the published authors out in cyberspace to reassure me that I wasn’t going insane. (more…)