When I started my new project, The Boyfriend Plague, I gave myself until July 27th to finish the first draft. It's now August 2nd, and I'm nowhere near done. This book is hard to write. Really hard. I've never struggled with a draft as much as I'm struggling with this one.
It's frustrating because the story is right there, close enough for me to touch, but I can't seem to get it. It's a complex story, with lots of different threads, and every time I reach a point in the story where I think the next big thing can happen, something gets in the way, or another thing needs setting up.
I'm 100% determined to get through this draft by the end of August. Then I can let it rest for a few weeks while I try to figure out what's wrong with it. So I need you all to kick me in the pants to get writing. I'm sitting on 32K, and I foresee this book being around 70 - 75K when it's done, so I'm almost at the halfway point (or I should be...).
Can you help me get my ass in gear and finish this draft?