I was so excited, so in a state of bliss with making so much progress with NEVERLOVE that, last week, I panicked.
Yep. I saw I was happy, even mentioned it here with you guys. I found myself under the influence of my muse as I took those first steps on a slight detour from the skeletal outline I have for Abby and Basil's novel version of their story. Here is where so much of the "pantser" kicks in as part of my "plotser" way of writing. I liked what was happening. Could see the pieces of the puzzle clicking together.
And I freaked out! It was just going too well.
I visited blogs and clung to the remaining bliss I felt at writing NEVERLOVE, but that panic surged, the Queen B of Inner Critics started nagging and suddenly, NEVERLOVE didn't seem like such a good idea. Thankfully, my muse kicked in like a sneak-a-creep ninja and sliced through the panic before it could take root and rob me of my honeymoon feeling with NEVERLOVE. Hence, the reason my muse hijacked my blog on Friday.
My muse sat me down, smiled ever so gently, the edges of her lips curling upwards toward the chubbiest, cutest cheeks you ever saw - then slapped me across the face like I was Flint Lockwood from Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and she was the police offer voiced by Mr. T.
It shocked me but it cleared away any residue left by the panic. Because of my muse's proactive actions, I can report that I've actually made some writing progress.
Goals for May 2012:
1: Complete first draft of NEVERLOVE - Keeping steady
2: Comment to other blogs, at least 20 to 25 a week - Definitely tracking on this one
3. Complete minimum two blog posts a week - Yep on this as well
Although I didn't add it as a goal, I've done some reading as well. I finished The Mayfair Moon by Jessica Redmerski. I'll do a special post tomorrow to share my thoughts on this book.
To my muse, Thank You and I'm sorry for that wacky moment. No promises it won't happen again though lol!!!!
Have you ever had a moment where your muse, a friend or a loved one had to stop you before you lost that joy-joy moment with a first draft?