Oh writing. Sometimes you are a pain in the ass, and you are drudgery, and you are pain, and it’s hard to get things to come out right.
But not today, baybee. Actually, last night, two of the characters at the end of the chapter 3 rewrite came alive. There’s some improvement, sure, but they are there, solid. And today, Lucy sprang off the page like she’d just been waiting for me to write her.
Don’t let anyone kid you. The writing zone is like the runner’s high. That’s not to say your work is great, and that’s why you’re joyous. It’s more to say that you’re feeling it, and joy is the reason you’re writing. And this is what I’m looking for. Joy. Among other things.
Rock on, little keyboard.
This weekend, I’ll be at Demicon in Des Moines. Reading from the new novel Sunday at 11 am. If you’re around, I’d be happy to see you there.