I Miss the Excitement.

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I wrote my short story - 120 pages - in 3 weeks. I loved that story. I thought about it all the time. Last night I was at the restaurant where I first got the idea and it was like remembering meeting someone special for the first time.

Now I'm back to BD. I took out the terrorist plot to make it more Sil. Rom. Sus. friendly, which means I need to write a new ending, how the hero finds the kidnapped heroine and her kidnapped child.

This book has been kicking my butt since the hero and heroine left the jungle 150 pages ago (and over a year ago! I'd planned to enter it in the GH before I contracted Smoke and Hot Shot.) It's good, if I do say so myself, deeper emotions than anything I've ever written, one of the best endings I've ever written (which in itself isn't saying much).

But I don't want to work on it. I know it'll take 20 pages, max, to do what I need to do, but I don't WANT to. I'll be glad when I'm done and can move on, and I want this book ready when I hear from Susan on DLB, one way or the other. I don't really know what I'm going to write, is part of the problem. I don't want it too convenient but I also can't drag it out. I know I should just WRITE something and the solution will present itself, maybe, but I just want this book OVER.

What do you do when you gotta but you don't wanna?

I have to wear tennis shoes today because we're having a fitness pep rally and walking around the track....at 2 PM. I know it's fall, but it's still Texas.

And I don't have any good tennis shoes.

Look, I don't even post pictures of my BD hero!

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4 comments:

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

What do you do when you gotta but you don't wanna?

I take alllll day to pay bills. I procrastinate doing my paid work until late enough that I have no time left to do my fiction work. I lament a lot.

Eventually, I kick myself in the butt and just get it done!

Unknown said...

Mary,

My name is Kim Wetter from BuddyTV.com. I think you have an awesome blog. I recently came across it and saw that you really like Supernatural, which is awesome! First, I wanted to share with you our two newest interviews if you haven't seen them already. The first is the video of Jared answering fan questions: http://www.buddytv.com/articles/supernatural/exclusive-video-interview-jare-23070.aspx. The second interview is with Misha Collins: http://www.buddytv.com/articles/supernatural/exclusive-interview-misha-coll-23092.aspx. Our interview with Jim Beaver will be going up later today, so keep an eye out.

I also wanted to see if you wanted to link to BuddyTV.com. We have a huge Supernatural community.

Congrats again on a great site and looking forward to your thoughts. Keep up the great work.

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Best,
Kim
BuddyTV
kim[@]buddytv.com

MJFredrick said...

That's what I ended up doing, Natalie, and I'm pleased with it. It needs some fleshing out, but I'm sure it's the right ending. I need to remember to trust myself.

Kim, how cool! I will definitely link to you as soon as I get on the "good" computer ;)

Anonymous said...

Mary, Thanks so much! As an inside scoop, my favorite interview is going up tomorrow. With Jared. Oh how I love Jared. He's way taller in person too. Waaaay taller. And arguably more beautiful. He does toss his hair often though, which is just amusing. E-mail me any time, especially if it's about Supernatural. I'm glad you'll be linking to us. Thanks a bunch!

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