I had been feeling frustrated with Taunt and yesterday I think I figured out why. It's supposed to be a novella and I had written a drawn out novel to "win" NaNoWriMo so I had some great chapters that were fun to write but didn't add to or carry along the plot. I realised I had to cut my favourite chapter (oh, how it hurt) and go in a different, more condensed direction. I sat down with a pen and paper to scribble down a detail I had forgotten in the first chapter and ended up re-writing the entire outline of the story. Take that ROW80 goals!
I'm feeling good about it and I think I'm back in business but I've been so tired today that I've spent most of the day fluting about the Internet. I need to concentrate on fixing Taunt and work some more on editing Verity, which reads like it was written by a 12 year old. I don't even know where to start on Verity - yes, it's that bad. I need help. Lots and lots of help.
On the other hand, I'm pretty sure I'll finish Taunt this round. (Did I mention I figured it out? Can you hear the angel choir?) Although I won't if I keep getting distracted online so I'm taking myself offline for a bit. Not completely but I'm definitely cutting down - apart from my ROW80 commitments.
So I'm officially taking a step back until I have something to show for it. For real. I mean it. If you happen to see me skulking in forums then send me home. Kick me off Facebook. No Twitter. I shall work hard this week. If I can't work for some reason then I shall read. And maybe even finish a book this month. Yeah, sounds like a plan. Until Sunday, then I have to read everyone's check ins. ;)