You have to take inspiration where you get it. If I’m fuelled by anger from a busy and frustrating day at work or jealousy because my friends are succeeding, well…at least I’m fuelled. They may not be pretty emotions, but they are motivating ones and I’m gonna use that.
(Seriously, so pleased for Matt and Debs and crossing fingers for both of them.)
I have been in a writing slump for sure, but I like the progress I’m making on re-drafting Kiki. I find myself thinking back to Stephen King’s formula for redrafting, learned from a rejection letter in his high school days: “Second draft equals first draft minus ten percent.” I think I’m getting there, although it is kind of strange to watch my word count go down it is also satisfying.
CO: tickets booked for Starlight Express in July next year!