Then a problem arose; the other stories I've been writing started in on me. They also wanted me to work their stories or finish editing them. Their voices got louder and more incessant until I had to stop writing the sci-fi story.
Instead of writing, I read and answered emails; checked Faceb
ook, Twitter and wrote some articles for Triond.
But the stories wouldn't leave me alone.
As I was trying to decide what to do I remembered Julie Bellon's class (love her by the way!): "Self Editing and Rewriting."
She taught us Four Secrets to Self-Editing or the CLAW method:
Check your most basic editing checklist
Let someone else read it for you
Always print it out and read/edit the hard copy
Walk away for hours, days or weeks.
My notes from her class helped push in a direction I hadn't about before. I told my stories I would work on each piece for one week. The stories that were near completion I would print out and edit.
The voices finally quieted.
I have five stories I am working on: three are in editing stage and two are just beginning. I'm excited to work on all of them now. I feel the pressure has b
een released. For now. :)
Added to all the writing drama, I am going on vacation and REALLY need to pack! And clean the house!
One of the stories that I started I am taking with me on vacation. The location of the story fits with the location I am going to see! I'm excited to see h
ow the story shapes.
I'd better go now, a story awaits...