Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Writing Go Faster

Okay, Monk amuses me.

In one episode, when Monk wanted to fast-forward something on TV, he said to his assistant, "PICTURE GO FASTER...PICTURE GO FASTER!" That is where I am with my writing. I want it to go faster. I want to be done editing. Revisions are taking much longer than I expected. Don't get me wrong--I am excited with each change, and I can feel the novel getting better. But I am salivating over having something, anything (great) to query. And I really want to move on to my next idea.


And, of course, I'll stick it out. In the meantime, anyone else feel this way?


  1. Completely feel that way all of the time. =)
    I'm about a third of the way through my first revision of my wip, so I have a looong way to go. But I think it's a good novel, I can see it being a successful query, and it's sooo hard to wait! But yes.. waiting will make it a much better novel.

  2. Anne--a third done is a third done, right? As long as there is forward momentum, you're doing great.

    It's good to know that I'm not alone!

  3. I feel like this with every novel, both because I want them to get out there and have their shot at getting picked up, and because, just like when I read, I can't wait to see how the stories turn out!

    The funny thing is, when I really am done, I miss them--I miss being there, in that world, with those characters, and I miss the excitement of discovery at the twists and turns.

  4. I always feel this way, but I learned the hard way that it's better to take my time and get it right (or as close to right as I can make it) before I start sending queries.

  5. I feel like this all the time!

    And also, Monk and Psych are my two favorite shows of all time!

  6. Robyn-- I know that I will miss these characters when I am finished. I am really entrenched in their world.

    Paul--Ouch. Those lessons can be tough. It is really hard to wait to query.

    Larissa--I agree. Psych is great.

  7. Yes, please - FASTER!

    And then I realize that I need to do yet another round of edits...

  8. Maybe I should have named this post Edit Go Faster! You're right, Sarah, there always seems to be another round to do.