It’s been a long year, and I’m trying to find just the right kick in the butt to get myself going again. I think I’m back on track with the revision. I’m still looking for that moment with the rough draft I’m working on. I like the premise, but I still haven’t found the right angle. I keep reminding myself that it does take a while for the “aha” to set in, and that I need to keep going to get there. (There are waaaay too many children. What the hell am I going to do with all these children? And don’t tell me that two isn’t a lot. It’s massive.) (I’m not even sure there are two whole children in my children’s books.) Maybe what I mean to say is… there aren’t enough adults. Don’t anybody give me any sympathy.
I’ve never done the pandemic thing before, and I’ve never tried getting my shit together after a pandemic thing before.
So, I ditched one revision to work on the other one. (Hooray! This is going very well.)
I’ve been focused on short stories for most of the year. (Also going well.)
And I am… well… thinking about what to do about the novel I was querying. I’m thinking of getting a consultation with a professional. Anybody have a membership at Manuscript Academy they’d like to spill the gory details about? Done one of those critiques-for-charity auctions? Some other route that I’m not thinking of?
How would you do it? Would you? Why or why not?
Ordinarily, it would be a little bit of a splurge. Right now? Well, let’s call it my taco and bowling shoe money for the last year and a half.