at that moment, i thought "hooray" i just have to do the same thing all over again and i'm done!
only, have you ever noticed that the second half of a work-in-progress-novel-to-be can be SO much more difficult than the first half?
(or, maybe not?)
almost as soon as i hit the 50% mark, i felt very stuck...and very alone in my stuckness, until i came across this post while procrastinating my way through my writer's block late Saturday night (click this link to mia's superb graph) (it was great to know it wasn't just me...this halfway blues happens to other writers, too!)
so then, feeling so much better (the next day)....
i wrote! and got myself over that horrid halfway point
here'a picture message to you delineating my journey since the start of this WIP (inspired of course by mia's nifty graph, (only not nearly as crafty and wise)...)
It all began with an exciting new idea. The entire project outlined itself in my mind in just seconds. And it was all
about a quarter of the way through i did get a little bit
which was okay because at that point i just went back to my completed ms (attempt at writing a novel #1) to rework the beginning for the millionth time.
as you can imagine that was way more fun (note the sarcasm), so i returned to my WIP
until i reached the halfway point and hit one, big
then i did it. i just took that
leap. i put my fingers on the keyboard and started typing...i stopped (over)thinking, worrying, editing, backtracking...
and the words just totally