You know, it’s funny. I started these Motivational Monday posts with a clear purpose in mind: to find inspiring quotes, videos, etc. to share and to hopefully help give anyone reading a little boost in the creative department (or the just-plain-living department).
But on this particular Monday, I’m feeling as if the motivational well is dry. Like drought dry. Spitting dust dry. Yeah, it’s dry.
I’m faced with yet another set of changes to my manuscript that wouldn’t be much work necessarily, but would be emotionally draining. Cutting lines, although still painful, has gotten easier over time. And maybe losing a description or two is no big deal. But I’m contemplating a massive restructuring of the beginning chapters. Yikes. And crap. And really? REALLY?
Again, I know it’s for the best. It’s in my book’s best interests to make some changes, but OMG. It’s like I’m running this marathon and as soon as I’m within steps of crossing the finish line, someone moves it. But not just further away. No. It gets moved in a random pattern that I have to somehow follow, only to be at the end again and watch it be moved again. The word frustrating comes to mind.
So, instead of providing any motivation, I’m simply asking where to find it? Are there certain strategies to do before attacking such a revision? Do I just dive in? Go forth and conquer?
Maybe a new day, just having that brand new day, will be all the kickstart I need. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.