Originally Posted by enfpintj
Help!!!! I started on thursday while on a trip and haven't been able to get back to it much. I only have 2000 words. We got back at 11:30 last night and I'm whipped from a week with the inlaws and a long driving trip.
First, take a break and get a little rested. But not too much of a break.
|and I don't like my story. It's just a long rant. And I can't work out the characters. Yuck!!! I hate this.
Okay, just write anyway. Don't go back and change anything. I suppose you could go back and add stuff, but don't go back and rewrite anything, just forge on ahead. If you don't like how it's coming out, go in a different direction, but if there's no way to change it to make it likeable, just write anyway! At the end at the very least you'll be able to say, "I did it." The characters will become more clear to you as you go. And again, you can go back later (in December or later) and rewrite some of the character stuff once you have a better undertsanding of them. It'll be fine. Don't worry about getting it "right"-- just try to enjoy the processas much as you can and plunge on.
As for me, I don't work on my novel on the Sabbath, so I am enjoying my day of rest now. Ahhhh. I can still make my quota if I do 2000 words a day, every day except Sundays, which I've been doing so far.