Monday, April 11, 2011

Itchin'

Monday means another round of A-Z challenge posts, starting off the week with the letter I.

I is for itchin'

Not the kind you get after you weed the strawberry patch in the garden to find out those weeds were poison ivy. Or when you wake up covered in hives because you hadn't realized the fancy restaurant put lobster in their baked stuffed shrimp topping.  Nope, this is the kind of itching you get when your manuscript is near completion and you spend countless hours a day researching agents to query.  Or when you type "The End" and seriously contemplate sending out just one query "to test the waters" rather then wait for your critique partners to ring in.

No matter what stage of the writing process we are in, whether we are finishing the first draft of our first novel or working on revision, we all struggle with need to just hit the send button.  Call that the hopeful side of us writers! But trust me on this one, don't do it.

12 comments:

  1. I am itchin' to do it, but I KNOW it needs a good revision and a crit. Still, there's the curiosity...

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  2. Yes, always have that feeling. Lucky I have enough sense to restrain. Have a great week writing.

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  3. My itch is more a quit-this-project-and-give-in-to-that-shiny-new-idea itch. It's a bad, bad, itch!

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  4. You're so right. And so nice to "meet" you.
    Karen

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  5. I was going to suggest a baking soda bath, but that might not help much with that kind of itching. On second thought, maybe it might (minus the baking soda).

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  6. I've been fighting back that very itch. Glad you're here to remind us not to give in!

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  7. I have the itch! I just finished my novel,and although I said I was taking a few weeks off, I started brainstorming a new novel hours later. *Sigh*

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  8. Oh gosh yes, that itch can be awful!

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  9. Dooon't...doooo.... iiiiit. ;)

    You're right, it is so very tempting. But not a good idea at all. Another I:

    ill-advised

    ;)

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  10. Oh, yeah. TEST the waters LOL MMhm. And that sooo turns to rejection because it usually sucks!

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  11. Itching on the brink, just waiting to hear back about...everything... I'm right there with you.

    My hubby was trying to convince me to query for a work that's about 10k words shy of completion. I just smiled and shook my head.

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