Monday, January 27, 2014

Melt Down

Yeah, I kind of had a writerly melt down the other day. It was bad. I texted Sarcastically Delicious (aka huzband) and said, I quit. And then he so wisely reminded me that if I love to write then I should continue writing--that's all that matters. And he's right.

And then one of my best friend's texted me and told me I was her hero and not to give up. And I about wanted to cry.

I knew I didn't really want to quit writing. I was just frustrated.

But sometimes I just get caught up in all of the...stuff. You know what I'm talking about. The stuff that comes with trying to make it as a writer in the big vast world of publishing. I think I was barely keeping my head above water and then I made a mistake with my WIP. I had forgotten about this new plot point that I had added. It was a very much needed plot point. But then, I had forgotten that I had added it and didn't remember it until about 10,000 words later.


I've got to go back and fix everything.

And I don't know why just this little thing got to me so much, because I don't mind revising or rewriting in the least bit. But, just with everything else; it was the straw that broke the camel's back (or knocked Anita off the camel and made her fall into a pile of camel poo.)

So I'm going to take a break from writing for a few days. Read some. Waste some time watching television. Learn how to do the Purl stitch finally so all my knitting doesn't just consist of one stitch, LOL.

I wish everyone a happy week!


  1. Don't give up, Anita! I'm optimistic and hopeful for you. I spotted a telescope at someone's house recently, and I thought of a certain scene in your story. =)

  2. It's always good to decompress. As writers, we struggle with this all the time. People always say don't give up. I believe it now because I recently had some great news on the writing front.

    Rest up. Come back recharged and reinvigorated. I'm pulling for you!

    1. Thank you for your encouragement. Can't wait to hear your good news!