I can’t get past this one section in my WIP. I’ve re-written the beginning about nine times now (and it needs fixing again because of another thing I changed in the middle). My head hurts. Quite literally. Every time I try to write something (writing prompts, WIP, grocery list) my brain feels like it could explode. I’ve read a couple books in the last week. I’ve hung out with friends. I’ve picked paint off my 1912 window frames with an exacto knife.
But what I haven’t done is write. What do you guys do when you are so frustrated with a project? Give it up? Push past the block? Put it all aside and start something fresh?
I read a post on on moonrat’s blog about the editorial process on a book. I’m at the Sept 7-21 stage where I’ve worked on the damn thing so much, I can’t remember what I said, when or where I said it. Or if it now resides in the cut file along with 30,000 other useless words.
Oh well, off to make my head explode. Maybe for real. Wonder if that will start the zombie apocalypse.