Last week I managed one single, solitary SFR – and it was like pulling hen’s teeth (and yes you are correct in thinking hens do not have teeth, so that would be very difficult 🙂 ). It took two hours.
Today I did another SFR in half an hour. Things are looking up!
When the going gets tough I try to keep one of Susan Jeffer’s affirmations in mind: “One step at a time is enough for me.”
Of course one step isn’t enough, I want to do it all now! Yet all those small steps, even tiny ones, mount up to a whole lot over a period of time. It’s the keeping going that matters, not the amount. As Kirsten reminded me recently, there are a finite number of SFRs. Even doing one a week means I will get to the end eventually. Thanks for that Kirsten – sometimes a reminder is just what’s needed 🙂
I don’t know why I find SFRs such a pain (SFR = scene for revision; the putting of the scene and all its parts into one sentence of 30 words or less). Today I was so aware of what was missing from the scene, and how to include it in a way which would make that scene so much stronger – as well as fitting in with the book’s. So that can’t be bad.
And I still hate SFRs.
I know from the RS feeds I get that at least some of you are following your own stories at varying paces. Knowing how you are doing really helps me to keep at least part of my mind on writing, and helps me find motivation enough to keep on going even if it is only a bit of writing here and there.
Onward! Get in another paragraph/sentence/word before that next job to be done 🙂