You think this is hard? Well no one else gives a crap about this book so if you want it finished, you have to do it.
My name is Melanie, and I trash talk myself.
But in my defense, it works. I was hesitant to tell you all that I’d started back with my edits. The couple times I’ve tried since moving back I never really got anywhere with them, and I was worried that I’d have a couple good days, then let it sink to the bottom of my to-do list. I’m not sure why, but my motivation has returned and I’m determined to actually finish this thing.
(Part of it may be because I’m still really excited to write my paranormal YA idea, and I don’t want to start that until I’m querying After the Fall. I’m thinking about the YA constantly, so that may be the source of my motivation.)
I’ve set myself a deadline of September 1st, and so far I’m on track. If I edit five pages a day, I’ll come in a little early, so that means I’ve allowed myself a couple days of slacking. As of Sunday at 10am (when I’m writing this) I’m on page 111 of 342, which means — let me check my calculator — hmm… seems I need to do seven or eight pages a day. Okay, this is why we check our facts, right? I have written more since I first did the calculations, so maybe that’s where the faulty math comes in.
Anyway, September 1st.
It’s not like you have anything else to do! Just get the pages done and quit yer whining!
Do you have any motivational speeches that you scream at yourself — internally, of course — to keep yourself going?