Monday, February 28, 2011
No. It's my novel itself.
I came up with a stellar idea for my novel about a month ago. It is, to use a cliche, the cherry on top, and will make my novel much stronger and richer. However...it is not an easy idea to implement, especially considering that when I came up with said idea, the novel was nearly finished.
This means going through the entire novel and weaving in this new thread.
Last night, after working on it all weekend, I felt completely and utterly overwhelmed. I also felt completely sick and tired of this story.
Sometimes I wonder why I decided to write novels. Really, there are far easier careers out there I could pursue, and after experiencing such mind-numbing days as yesterday, I have thought about quitting the novel-writing business once and for all.
I won't, of course. I can't. Even now I have a new idea bubbling in my brain and it looks all shiny and new and perfect whereas my current work-in-process resembles an overturned jello salad.
What do you do when you feel overwhelmed with a project? Feel free to share your ideas and tips and tools. I need help!