Today’s writing session could be summed up with one word: ugh. If that’s even a word.
I sat down, ready to do my editing. I got around five sentences into the chapter when I realized that it was all garbage. Okay, garbage might be too harsh of a word. But it definitely wasn’t anything I thought was good.
Since realizing that I needed to get back to the original feel of my story and my usual style of writing, I see problem after problem of what I’ve written in the latest draft. So much so that I’m on the verge of scrapping it all.
Not that I’m going to. It’s just that the feelings build up and that feels like the only way to get rid of them.
Ugh. Really. I feel a bit beaten down today.
That being said, I’m not giving up. Because with the idea that some of the stuff I’ve written isn’t any good, I can now see where I can make it better. Or get it back to how it should have been. It’s just going to take a lot of time and effort.
Oh, and patience.
So, the plan now is to read my work for the sake of reading it and generating ideas. I’m not going to edit that much right now. I’m not going to rewrite. I’ll do those things AFTER I’ve read to the end. I’ve given myself one week to do that.