Quick post to blow my own trumpet about a little pre-conference RWNZ contest which I finalled in! Yay! Entries go off to Lucy Gilmour at M&B for a final placing and when she arrives in NZ in August, I get to have a 10 minute face to face pitch session with her. I’m really thrilled about it but nervous – the ms has a heroine who is a bit different and not sure I’ll be able to pull it off. Oh well, can only try eh?
Also Dr Jax is proving hard to pin down to answer my questions. I think he’s avoiding me. Mostly due to the fact that I have spent the past two weeks moaning to him about my chess WIP. He definitely does NOT want to hear anything more about my writing, I’m sure of it. He can pretty much tell that if I start hanging around him when he gets home from work, doing things like half-heartedly sweeping the floor or moving crumbs from one side of the bench to the other, then I want to talk about my WIP. I never come out and say it you see, I want him to ask me how it’s going. And I do that mostly because I’m a one note record and I know how boring I’m being but I just can’t HELP IT! When I have a problem with my WIP, g0ing away and thinking about something else never works. I HAVE solve it first. It’s like an itch that HAS to be scratched and I can’t concentrate on anything else until I’ve scratched it. It’s kind of tiresome. Part of what makes it tiresome is the fact that I have to talk out my WIP problems. Often he doesn’t even need to say anything, I solve it just by telling him what the problem is. But that can make it difficult when he’s not around to talk to (and no, talking to the air does not help).
So – what do you guys do when you have WIP problems? Talk it out? Walk it out? Shower endlessly??
PS And speaking of the Chess wip – I have finished it!!! And now it will go in a drawer where it will NEVER be seen again – at least not until I’ve got up the courage to edit the stupid thing.