It's writing tuesday with Gwen and I'm on my third tomato. After hearing from the gang yesterday, I firmed up my plan. And thanks to Carol Kilgore from Under the Tiki Hut - I decided to change things up. So, I'm working on The Rock Walker and it is going OK. I've finally found a way to work with the structural problems. It changes the time-line slightly but enough to have to re-jig every damn chapter but hey!
Here's the thing - it is diligence. It is aligned with discipline but slightly different as it implies a rolling up of one's sleeves and a steely determined look on one's brow. I must be diligent if I'm going to get through my plan. I can't lie down on my fainting couch (what I've decided to call the bed in my office) and wave a fan about my face sighing and eating bonbons. I have to sit here and work it out even though it is hard and my brain hurts and I wish I could be discovered somehow and swept off to fame's doorway. But no. I need to recall - cause, condition and effect - which might be 'decide I want a garden (a published novel) plant the seeds (write the words) weed the garden (edit), replant what is needed (revise) water (send out queries) and then if I keep doing that diligently - I will have a harvest. Yes, I will.
Back to work with me. Thanks all who commented and let's keep up this discussion on planning, implementing and harvesting, shall we?