Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Inventory!

If I'm going to chronicle my journey from here to there, I have to say where here is, right?

I have:
  • Quinn's Tale (I know, but the other working title is even worse), a practically finished urban fantasy novel with rave reviews from the critique group and beta readers. The end is...less than it should be, though.
  • Becoming, a half finished magic-meets-tech-adventure novel that had been intended for the original Shomi contest.
  • Push, a half finished urban fantasy novel in desperate need of re-plotting.
  • Chaos, a mostly finished urban fantasy novella that just doesn't quite do it for me.
  • ShadowDark, my husband's completely finished novel that he's roped me into rewriting with him. Great story, but the agent interested in it wants it rewritten from 1st person to 3rd, and for the middle to be...tightened.

And that's pretty much it, besides a host of stories that never made it past chapter 3, and a character who keeps poking at me to give her a plot and write her story. I'll get to her, but it feel foolish to launch yet another project with so much left undone.

My problem is making them "not undone". It's not a matter of sitting down and writing--I'm writing now. I write almost daily. What I don't seem to be able to do is get over this block that keeps me eternally on the verge.

But that's why I'm here, right? To get over that. Now, I'm wondering if I'm pretty much alone in this, or if anyone has stumbled upon my humble blog and has a similar problem. Speak up if you're out there.

4 comments:

Nicole said...

Quinn! Yay Quinn! It'll be finished when?

*waits patiently*

An Again said...

LOL! I gotta tell you, in the beginning, I kept going because I loved Quinn and wanted to see how things unfolded. Since reaching the unsatifactory end, you're what keeps me going back to make it better.

No ETA yet, but I'm workin' on it.

Tez Miller said...

You better get a writing credit if your husband's novel ever gets published. You know, "Whatever" by X and An ;-)

Have a lovely day! :-)

An Again said...

Tez, when I said I'd do the edits, I thought I would be a "little" work. Now that's it's pretty much a full damned rewrite, I'm definitely willing to take credit!