|You can't share words without writing them.|
The rest of the writing process is downright torture, and yet without it, all those glorious words would be locked in my computer for all time. Anybody who has ever read a book, knows keeping words to yourself is a crime.
In order to participate with the rest of humanity the best way I know how, I keep writing. And then I have to edit those footloose words. And then (lol...yes, and then!) I must send them somewhere for judgement. It's called submitting.
Currently I'm trapped in the submitting portion, while I should be moving forward with the editing so I can submit the next story. It's circular. Round and round we go. But on the occasion we do get stuck. How to unstick?
The answer is as simple as it is difficult. Just do it. Take out that rough manuscript and start searching for the plot/pacing flaws. Go back and check for continuity. Go back again to clean up the inevitable grammatical errors.
Guess what I need to do this week? Yep. Get out my dear "Mistress" and go back so I can go forward.
I love writing. I do! Can't you tell?