Yesterday I gave myself a ‘Writers’ Migraine’.
Some of you might know that I’ve been suffering from something of a writers’ block just lately, mainly as a result, I think, of the stress of anticipation, rejections, anticipation, waiting, wondering and generally just beginning to feel panic at the thought that I might be losing the pleasure of just writing for the sake of it.
I still have no news from my agent. The trilogy is still alive, I think. So I’m still waiting. Apparently it is very hard to get anything new taken on at the moment, according to my agent. Sign of the times, I suppose.
Anyway. Back to the writers’ migraine. It was those damned birds again! (See previous blog about magpies). Only this time it was a cuckoo.
I decided to go back to a previously abandoned novel and re-work it. In fact, I’ve re-worked it so much that I’ve completely changed the plot. And the title. Anyway I decided to try writing in the first person present tense.
‘Doubled Lives’ is now called ‘The White Cuckoo’ and I am on a roll. Nearly 14,000 words in a weekend (although about half of that could be classed as a re-write). Yay …….
(but it did give me a headache through too much screen-staring – ooops)
Any tips on writing in the first person, present?