I wrote a short story! :D Completely new characters. I think I will take time to write that short story with some old characters I had from another story.
I might share this new short story. I did write it in my drafts. Now, it’s time to go to sleep. I have to get up in the morning.
I’m already looking for the next book I’m going to read lol. I’m so close to finishing Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (it’s so good!). I think I’m going with Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause even though the first books I looked up were all adult books. I think I might be shifting into more adult fiction soon.
It should have been obvious, but sometimes you’re just too close to your work. Sometimes, you just need to take a break and clear your head of all the tiny details. I kept trying to knick pick at what was wrong with where I was in the story when it was something much bigger.
There is no big moment in the current draft of my story. It’s also known as the climax, but I’m also thinking of it in terms of the events that lead up to the big moment. This draft is lacking in a lot of things. I think this is the reason I’m just stuck. I think this is why starting over feels like the right thing to do.
The one event that had potential to be the big moment happened too soon and I changed a lot of the feelings around it. My first draft had a pretty good big moment and instead of taking that and making it better, I just sort of let it fall apart.
So I have to do some more in-depth planning and then start over. With each draft, I sit down and do more and more planning. Hopefully, I’ll make it through this draft this time. If not, I might need to shelf it and get started on my next project.
P.S. And all of this without even reading the second draft! I think I’m going to reread my first draft, read my second draft, and then start planning for draft 2.5 (It’s 2.5 since I really didn’t finish the second one and it’s not really a whole new draft).
I want to read until all my problems go away. thats how it works right?