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Creative Resistance: Letter to my WIP

I know I’ve done this before, written a letter to my WIP. This is, however, a new WIP, and seemingly, a new problem – or perhaps a similar problem and different way of dealing with it? Either way: confessedly this is how I’m not currently writing. 😉

Dear Draft 1 WIP,

We both know things aren’t great with us right now. We’re having some issues which, frankly, considering how new this whole thing is, are rather worrisome. I mean, I’m crazy about you! But, our relationship is new – we’ve barely made it past the first act. And you know what? I’m kind of wondering if we rushed into things.

Should I have spent more time at the plotting board before I agreed to that first act? Do I really know you that well? Well enough for the second act?? Because let’s face it – we better trust each other if we’re going in there.

And yeah, okay, I haven’t been perfect either. I have been seeing other WIPs occasionally, and yes, they may, ahem, be your series brothers – but only because we never agreed we’d be totally exclusive this fast! And because, well, you haven’t exactly been open about your intentions and plans, have you?

Sigh. I’m sorry. We can make this work. I really want this to work. I’m still crazy about you. Do you forgive me? Because we’re headed into it together, into the thick of the second act, and it’s not going to be easy, and for a long time, it’s not going to be easy. But I think we can pull through, I really do.

But it’d still be really helpful if you spoke up a bit more now and then, told me about your plans and a bit more about yourself.

Okay. That’s all.

Sincerely,

Your author

So, um, can you tell I’m having some issues with the newest book? Do you ever start a draft or a new series and start to have doubts? How do you deal with them?

Thanks for stopping by, and wishing you a great week, and happy writing!

And now back to real writing for me. 😉

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