Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Is it just me?

Writing Status - Dead, Undead Final Edits
Mood - Anxious
Playing on ipod - Keep Breathing by Ingrid Michaelson

As I edit Dead, Undead, there is a rather sizable portion of me that wonders what I was thinking when I submitted the story. Once upon a time, I loved the work, the characters, the premise... Now? I can hardly stomach it.

Perhaps it's a folly all writers experience, a unavoidable detestation of their work. I experienced the same with Crimson Moon, as well as a majority of my other stories. I'm not sure if it's because I've read the material so much, or if it's because I've grown since I submitted that particular story and the writing seems stinted and awkward.

Either way, it doesn't really matter. I have a job to do, and I have to suck it up and meet my deadlines. Dead is due to release in less than three weeks, and I have to make it as neat and clean as possible.

Back to work...

4 comments:

Cari Quinn said...

No, I often hate my work. Sometimes I hate work I loved just the day before, LOL

I know for a fact that Dead, Undead is a good story. Trust me. ;)

Wendi Zwaduk said...

I'm sure it's fine. Right now I'm in the same boat with my farmer (title now unknown). I had it one way and loved it, changed it and thought it was okay, went back and loved it, and now I'm in the meh zone. It's okay.

You're not alone.

April Vine said...

You’re not alone, Jaime! I feel the exact same way. In fact I’m never happy with what I write, never ever, because even when I am happy about it, it only lasts five seconds and only happens once per book!

J.A. Saare said...

Hey Cari, Wendi and April,

I'm glad it's not just me. *grin* As I'm doing the edits, I'm cringing.

And thanks,Cari. ;-) It's a huge relief to know you like the story!