There are times in this life as a writer when I want to toss the manuscript into the trash and stomp away. But I don’t. Not literally, anyway. I’ve been well warned about those moments, so I dutifully ‘save’, ‘close’, ‘quit’, and then stomp away. You know those times, don’t you? Please tell me you do — those write-for-an-hour-and-delete, write-for-another-hour-and-delete-again days when you’ve tried every approach you can think of and nothing works.
Our squirrel was back this morning… the one I mentioned last Friday. My hubby had put up another bird feeder so the bigger birds could more easily access the seed. We figured it would satisfy the squirrel, too. Not so.
Hey, this is new… but the other feeder still looks more intriguing.
If it’s that hard to get at, it must be really good.
There has to be a way to reach it!
Whoops!!! I just about hit the ground again!
Hang on a minute. I’m getting an idea.
I’ll call in a favour and get her to try. Surely she won’t slide off it like I always do… oops!
Well, that’s it then. I know when it’s time to call it quits.
Maybe I’ll go look for a pine cone peace offering instead.
Sheesh! What knuckleheads! All that work and then they discarded this good stuff.
So no, I’m not going to toss out those hard-won words. But I might need to think them over for a bit… maybe ask a critique partner for advice. Or just give it some time and work on something else. What do you think?
What do you do when nothing seems to be working… when the right words won’t come and the wrong words drive you to exasperation?
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