How do you handle it when you get unfocused--and yet you REALLY want to get something done? Because I do want to get through these rewrites. When I get through the rewrites, I can get through revisions. When I get through the revision, I can do a quick edit and send it on to some beta readers while looking for crit partners (anyone up for exchanging manuscripts? I lurve y'all...). Once I get it through that process and another revision/edit, I can start querying agents. So, there's a plan in place but my brain is just not cooperating.
Am I scared? Maybe that's it. The last time I finished a novel and sent out queries, my dream agent asked for a partial but then sent a very sweet rejection. I mean, rejection does scare me. But I've failed before and, if I do fail again (despite my investing 2-3 years of my life in this project), I'll pick myself up and keep on writing and trying.
I'm a late-bloomer as it is. Despite writing (golf magazine, nonfiction) and wanting to write (fiction) since I was a teen, I'd never finished a novel until I was in my late 30's. Before I got deep into social media and found an incredibly supportive writing community, I never thought I could actually finish a novel. Carcasses of my attempts lay scattered behind me...false starts, unconnected scenes but never an entire novel. *sigh*
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