Ahhhhh freakout! and #ROW80

I once got a review that said someone should tell me that all my characters sound dumb because they say freak and freakin’ all the time. So now, every time I write the word freak I think, “there is someone out there that doesn’t like this about me.” 

I have no point in telling you all that, it just popped into my head. 🙂

There has been a bit of freaking out this week.  I’m at that point with Glow where, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, I get to with everything I write.  The place where I think I’m never going to be able to finish and there’s not enough time and I generally spaz out.  It came to a culmination yesterday when my husband was trying to make plans for us to go out for drinks with friends and they were having a hard time deciding where to go. I wanted to both stay at home and hole up in my office and write and go out and forget the book for the whole night. 

Not a good space to be in.  My husband suggested that our friends come over to our house.  I reacted by, I don’t even know what it was, crying and making inhuman noises while furiously sweeping the kitchen floor.

After the floor was clean, I sat down and finished the chapter I was working on and then started the next one.  I guess I just needed to do something that I knew I could do correctly and finish.  Once I’d proved that to myself, I could write without freaking out again.  Huh.  Brains are so weird.

ROW80: I finished The Toilet Business this week and it’s with the betas. Glow got another 3,060 hard-earned words.

I have three weeks until Glow has to be finished and ready for editing.  I still have 20K to write, so I’ll be hiding for two weeks.  Less farting around on the interwebs usually does the trick.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of my fellow mutha’s and best of luck in the coming weeks to my writerly friends. Talk at ya at the end of May.

10 thoughts

  1. Aww, but now that it’s over it makes for a good story [g] Some days I jump at the chance to go out, as if it’s a ready made excuse to get away from the wip for a while. Then ideas start coming and I find myself scribbling at the table…

  2. I always want to use the word “dude” in my dialogue because that’s how I speak. But I’m always afraid others will say “who talks that way?”…I DO!

  3. Good luck! You can totally meet your deadline! -hugs- I think we all have our versions of the freak out. Mine tends to be somewhere around the 3/4 point of the book where I become absolutely certain that I’ve just wasted my time writing this thing and it should most definitely go into the trash. Maybe next time I’ll try sweeping, at least then I get the floor clean while I lose it.

    The Toilet Business… now if that isn’t a catchy title I don’t know what is.

  4. I often have the same sort of paralyzing fear that I’ll never finish what I’m working on. Like you, that’s when I do something that I know I can finish, like edit a chapter, or scrub the tub. That little bit of accomplishment gives me the energy to keep going. You’re doing freaking great!

  5. Oh, I’m totally exhausted but the house is ready & the nursery is all set up! Just stopping by to say hi. And complaining about my tiredness and lack of time seemed on-topic somehow 🙂

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