Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Whip-It UP Wednesdays!

Well, well, well, it's Wednesday!!

How is your week going so far? Still pumped up for awesome productivity? LOL I'm trying, but this heat here in the central California valley has just about reduced me to a gooey mass!! Seriously, it's beyond YUCK! here.

I made some head way this week. However, when I do the math, I'm still behind schedule. Quite possibly in the range of having to move back my timeline. Good thing I'm not a pubbed author having to worry about a "do-or-die" deadline!

Will I finish in time to enter the Golden Heart? Maybe. I sure hope so! I'm trying my damnedest! I promise!

One of the dilemmas I'm facing is, to be truthful, quite perplexing. I'm very much a linear writer. I have to have the tracks laid down before I can move onward. Meaning, if it ain't flowin' like I want, I'll keep plugging away at the darn thing.

I don't know if that's a good habit or a stalling one. *shrugs* It's just one of my little idiosyncrasies or as my hubby would say one of my many OCD tendencies. ;)

Despite the voices telling me to fix whatever is hanging progress up, I'm forging onward, which is definitely uncharted territory for me. LOL My battle plan is simple. I merely worked out the plot issues on paper and have continued writing as though I've fixed the problem.

*Sigh* Talk about a nail biting experience!! Baby steps, that's what I keep telling myself anyway. I'm hoping that keeping with the forward flow will get me finished, because I know if I go back I'll get mired down with details and get no where.

What about you?? How do you handle plot problems as they arise? Do you note it and move on? Or roll up your sleeves and get right down to fixing it?


Helen Hardt said...

Plotting is not my strength, lol. The best way, for me, is to power through and keep writing. Oftentimes I come up with something I never would have thought of that way.

Sarah Simas said...

HELEN!!! ((hugs!))

Thanks so much! Advice from you is like finding the Wonka Golden Ticket. I think you're awesome! :)

It's been hard, but I'm pushing forward. Great to see you! I need to head over and check out your hunk of the week. YUM!

Carol North said...

I'm a plot queen. I would not write a scene if I didn't know it was in its correct order in the plot. In all my writing--fiction and tech/business books--no editor has ever requested I move a scene or a chapter. Yes, I obsess. I love plotting. It gives the left side of my brain something to do.