Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Day 6

Until now I've been really excited about my story overall, even on days is seems to not come as easily. Today I've had a hard dose of doubt about my story.  I think it stemmed from trying to do a little research on it.  I checked some books out on the fairy tale my story is loosely based on.  We'll use the turn loosely very generously.  I panicked that it's not true to the story, that critics will fault me for my own spin on a classic, that it will just stink.  The dialogue could use a lot of help, too.  Lots of help. As in there's hardly any.  At least that's what it feels like.

But.  I keep trying to remind myself that this is the very first draft.  I'm trying to think of it more as a really detailed outline (have I already said this).  When I've got everything down, and it feels finished, I can go back and really make it something great. I don't have to write a perfect novel right off. I also know that these negative thoughts are not from me but from the adversary.  To him I say, "leave my book alone!  She's mine and she is lovely."

Now back to pounding out thousands of words.


Cami said...

You rock! Still.
Have you looked at the amount of pages? (remember to set it at double spaced)
Wow, right?
The doubt comes, but if you just keep typing, that excitement and joy will come right back in.

Angie said...

Thanks! The excitement did come back. I love my story and got distracted by the fact that it's not a lot like the original. It's all better.

Sally said...

Your story is awesome. Don't forget that when the doubts creep in. Keep on writing. Keep on writing. Keep on writing. :) Seriously, I think you have such a fun spin on the classic. Don't think about the critics. They're just jealous.