3 Reasons Why I am Slow
So, some of you may have noticed (actually, i hope no one has noticed) that on this blog I have made several “ballpark” estimations of when I would be finishing PAMR, my work in progress. Some of you may have watched those estimated completion dates creep by, like the thief in the night. Fact of the matter is, this novel is taking a bit longer than I expected.
Here are three reasons why.
Don’t be alarmed! Those are not invaders from another planet! Those are kids. My kids. And in case you didn’t know, kids kinda take a lot of time. There’s this whole feeding thing, and bathing, and cleaning up after them, and, you know, talking to them and stuff. Yeah, it takes a bit of my time. Just a bit.
MOVING! If I were to write a memoir about this year in my life, that would be the name of it. From Fall of ’08 to Fall of ’09, I will have moved roughly five times. I’m moving again this Saturday. YAY!!!! I wish you could all see my huge grin right now! *Squinty smile*
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, my Inner Editor is a harsh task master. ESPECIALLY for this book. I mean, just look at her! Here’s an example: February 12, 2009 (entry date in my writer’s notebook,) I was going along swimmingly in my writing. In fact, I had nearly reached the big climax in the story. Well, then Inner Editor decides that there are TWO HUGE plot arcs that need to be fixed. And fixed before we go a step further in the story. *sigh* It’s meant a lot of work, and a lot of time. Don’t get me wrong, the story, and the climax for that matter, will be so much stronger. But still. Time.
So there you go. Make of it what you will. If you speedy writers, who write a book in a month/two weeks wonder what in the heck is taking me so long, now you know.