If I'm sounding generally whiny and non-sensical to you, you're probably not the only one with that impression. See why I shouldn't even be writing this? Here's what I think is happening: I'm doing what I did the last 2 times I wrote a long-form piece (and which generally works for me) ... I write for a week or 2, and then I start to edit. It's not my definitive edit, just a first pass in order to clean up syntax errors, and add exposition and dialogue that come to me after I've finished the chapters. It's an amazingly time-consuming task, and very uncreative-feeling. Plus, when I start marking my work up, I see just how flawed what I had initially felt was fantastic during the writing process really is.
Like I said, I've been through this before, so why is it suddenly draining me? Who knows - gloomy weather, hormones, it could be attributed to anything. And yes, it will pass, I know that. That's kind of why I hesitated to post this ... best to keep a stiff upper lip when writing, and not mope and moan at every turn, right? Well, this blog was created to reveal the good, bad, and ugly sides of writing, so I suppose nothing is off-limits.
FIGURING IT OUT AS I GO: Feeling fussy. Going to go clean my messy kitchen instead of typing up my edits. No words of wisdom to share at the moment.