novel writing tiredness &c, parte dos

Posted: January 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I’m tired.

Looking at the history on my computer, I can see that I started The Lotus Imperiate almost seven months ago, on June 28, 2012.

That’s a long time ago.

And I’m tired.

Writing a novel is like running a goddamn Ironman triathlon. It’s long, and hard, and nearly impossible to do if you don’t have the training…

…but damn is it rewarding.

The Lotus Imperiate is nearly done. I’m at the climactic scene right now, and I just want to put a stake in this goddamn beast’s heart and be done with it. I want to be finished with this book, if only so I can go on to the second draft, and so I can go on to write something else.

It’s exhausting like you can’t believe, if you haven’t tried it. It’s long, and hard, and painful, and complicated, and I’m at the point where I HATE EVERYTHING I’M WRITING BECAUSE IT’S ALL SUCH CRAP but I can’t stop. Because I know that it’s a good story, and I love the characters, and I know that I’m at the beginning of something good.

And it won’t be over until I finish it.

~ Ian

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