Writing Can Be Murder

June 6, 2007

Love it? Hate it?

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 9:17 am

Yesterday I was writing back and forth with two writing friends. One told me how much she is enjoying her current project, the other confessed she was struggling with her WIP. I’m happy for the first, because nothing feels better than being in flow with your creation. I sympathize with the other writer because I know how frustrating it can be to not be in flow.

 Me? I’m enjoying the piece I’m working on right now (which is one I began after I put away a half-finished manuscript because I hated it so much I was tempted to kill ALL of the characters) BUT I’m struggling with it to because I LOVE my bad guy. His scenes are the easiest to write and are easily the most interesting, but it’s not his book, so I keep telling him to shut up which I hate to do.

Here’s hoping I keep loving this book for a while longer!



  1. [waves] I know who that second author is!! Today, I have it on good authority she’s thinking about scraping one WIP and starting another. She had the ‘happy WIP’ syndrome last time, now it’s gone. Sigh. What can you do? I think sometimes you hit and sometimes you miss. And sometimes you weep with frustration. Off to weep.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — June 6, 2007 @ 10:50 am

  2. Aw, don’t weep too long. Maybe a break for a day or two would help?

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — June 6, 2007 @ 12:14 pm

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