Monday, August 1, 2011

Time to kick my ass...

Okay guys, now's the moment you've all been waiting for. You need to kick my ass. Yup, seriously.

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?


  1. What do you need me to do? Snap you with a belt? Tie you to your chair? Pester you until you snap? I'll gladly do all of the above, no charge.

    Like Nike says Just Do It. I'm rooting for you!

  2. Nag me maybe? Ask me every week where I'm up to? Nurture me with kind words about my brilliance? I don't know what will work, so just be there...

  3. Consider yourself kicked. Also - some projects just take longer than others.
    I often write a simpler story while I'm working on a bigger one, just so I have that break time.

  4. Yes! Me too! I've been all lazy with my writing lately for absolutely no reason. It's ridiculous.

    Do you want to set up a word count for each day and check in with each other...or something of that nature?

  5. I know what it's like to get behind. I should be writing right now.LOL