Busy Busy Busy! But Need Some Advice, Please
Too many life interruptions! Some good, some bad, some meh. But they are all interfering with my writing! I wish I could just close up the lap top, hop in the car, and go to the local Holiday Inn and take three days to hammer out the rest of my book. But, as many of you know, my granddaughter’s debut into this crazy ass world is imminent. What’s an almost granny to do?
Do what she has always done: just deal. And I am, but something is different with this book I’m writing, and it’s slowing me down. I can knock out 5-10K words in a day if I know where I’m going. Not that I’m a plotter, I’m a quasi pantser. But this book is more layered plotswise then any book I have written. I keep telling myself since it’s a romantic suspense, I need to make it uber suspensey. So, to that end, I keep going for plot, but the plot is hanging me up, coz I just want to write about my characters. Then I sit back and think, wait a minute, romance is about the characters first, the plot is secondary. So then I happily jump into the writing, knocking out pages like nothing flat, but then come to a screeching halt when I come up against the plot again.
I do have this little voice in my head telling me, I’m don’t have the chops to write a bigger book, but when I go back and read the story, I love it. It’s dark, sexy, edgy, and well, it’s good. Really really good. My best contemporary hands down.
So, I’m kind of scratching my head here wondering what I need to do to get on the hot streak. Any suggestions?