I'll admit it. I neglected my writing these last couple of months. Dun-dun-duuuuunnnn!!
It's not that I didn't want to write or that I was bored with my story. I totally and completely LOVE my story! I just didn't make writing a priority. Then after a while, I knew it would take some work to get back into the voice. Plus I was a little stuck on where to go next.
Last weekend, I finally sat down and read my WiP from page one. I've read that intro SO many times before and couldn't figure out how to make it better. But this time, I had a fresh perspective.
Suddenly, I could see the weak sentences and unnecessary descriptions. I don't know if I learned a lot from reading blogs and talking with my crit group (without which, I would be wandering through the dark with not but a name and an idea!), but it was great to finally see how to fix the intro that I felt lukewarm about. A little time away was just what I needed.
Guess what? I DID get back into the voice. I even started a new scene and felt good about it instead of thinking, "Well, that sucked. I'll probably just delete it." I also had a shiny idea about something that I didn't realize I was already doing but TOTALLY works with the plot. *victory dance*
I'm excited to get back into the story and write some more. Maybe I can even figure out how two characters are supposed to randomly meet each other in a totally believable way (this one has been plaguing me for weeks!). Or maybe the story will take a twist that even I don't see coming.
Today, I am a happy writer :). How are your WiPs going?
P.S. - I learned a new term today. I think I'm a mix between a pantser and a plotter. So what does that make me? A PANTYLINER! HA!
P.S.S. - Anyone else SUPER EXCITED to see Harry Potter this weekend?? Eeeeeeeee!! Maybe I should by my tickets now.