Tuesday, May 15

A Few Notes

  1. I have evidently reached that point in the novel-writing process when I am absolutely, 100% positive that I suck, and I'm totally screwing up a great idea. Don't worry--I've been here before. I'm quite familiar with the territory. I know my way around.

  2. I do, however, think it's too early to have Professional Juggler Syndrome (PJS). That's the feeling that I have a dozen balls in the air, and I have to keep them all going, and dear God one of them's going to fall, or two, or all of them, and there's no way I can do this, and omigod I suck.

  3. I will be cleaning the house from top to bottom today. Yay.

That is all.


  1. Oddly, it was #3 that made me cry.

    *erica stages an intervention*

    Don't do it! Ignore #3 and work on #1! #3 is a trap!

  2. Oh, but I have to! We're moving tomorrow, so I wanted the house to be nice and clean. And now it'll be cleaner when we're gone than it ever was while we were here...=)


If you don't feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then possibly what you are doing isn't very vital. If you don't feel like you are writing somewhat over your head, why do it? If you don't have some doubt of your authority to tell this story, then you are not trying to tell enough. --John Irving