Couldn't get the motivation, the feel, you know?
So i decided to read a few books in the genre to get the feel for it again...Some brilliant category romances by my new favourite author Nicola Marsh...but then i don't think should have picked a favourite!
Her writing is fantastic - see previous post for my gushing :)
It made me feel really bad about my own WIP. It is too slow paced, my characters are boring, the premise isn't good enough...you know the drill. Doubt sets in!
So i did a naughty thing.
I opened my document and instead of writing i read from the beginning, with the pure intention of hitting the delete key!
Imagine my shock, and delight, when i discovered that it isn't as slow as i thought, the characters aren't as boring.
It is raw. But it's a first draft. It's my first stab at category romance and the books i've just read by my new fav author is something like her 20th published work! Geez.
End of chapter one, i was re-inspired and hit the keys to get the end of the document and continued where i'd left off.
1000 words later and i'm slowly but surely getting there! ... Well in between demands from my little princess asking for dolls clothes that is!
Have you had doubts in your writing, but then been surprised when you've re-read it?