Project It continued …
Writing is a fairly lonely business unless you invite people in to watch you do it, which is often distracting and then [you] have to ask them to leave.
Perhaps that’s why writers have relationships with our books. We’re lonely.
In the last episode about It, our romantic love had disappeared. I had a fling with another project, but that’s over now.
It is throwing guilt right and left and center. It won’t come back to me. I stare into my laptop and talk to It. C’mon. That other project meant nothing to me.
It pouts. Finally, It says, maybe there’s a chance. But first, you must do these things:
- Read me out loud.
- Send me on a trip to your writing group. I will flirt with them so you know how I feel.
- Spend an afternoon making notes. Jot down what you liked about when we met.
- Tell your agent this isn’t my fault – YOU are the one who made excuses.
- Then focus on me and me alone.
See? The book is in charge of the writer.