Monday, December 24, 2012

ELF and Love-Hate for Plot Revelations

So at first you're like...

YESSSS it's so good! It's perfect. I'm a genius!

(I execute this dance almost precisely.)

Then you start thinking: 

But WHY couldn't I have thought of that two revisions ago????  At the rate I'm figuring things out, I'm NEVER going to finish this book.

Just say it.  I'm the worst writer ever.  In fact...

Then finally, you face the reality: 

NOOOO now I have to write it.  Hide me. 

The epic love-hate of late-stage plot revelations. 

Merry Christmas, everyone!  And just remember, when things get stressful: 


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! Elf is awesome and I've totally felt that way about editing!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. OMG. This has happened to me a few times. That is so me running into the lockers... Classic. As annoying as it is, it is a good thing to have them. <3

  3. Oh, how well do I know this feeling. It's worst with a series: "wait, hang on, I need to change something in the previous book! But I can't..."