Mayday! Mayday! I need some writerly advice, IWSG!
I knew my plate runneth over, but I didn't realize my plate contents flooded the table and preceded to muck up the floor, too. I met with a writer friend for lunch two weeks ago. She chewed me out (lovingly I may add & much appreciated) for not seeing a project through until the end. Publication or death.
Nope, I have erratic waves of motivation on projects, spectacular starts, fleshing out the contents / plot / characters, and then poof! The crazy-love dies. Dwindles. Disappears. I keep telling myself, maybe they're not the ONE. You know, the love-of-my-life, the one that causes lumps in my throat, butterflies in my stomach, and stutter in my speech.
My writer friend told me I'm doing myself no service in not finishing a project. Really??? Sarcasm riddled my mind when she said that, but I kept my mouth shut, because I knew she was right. The truth hurt.
I'll let the weasel out of the bag. Currently, I have eight (omg, eight!) projects (well-fleshed out projects, all with unique ideas. I've researched.) on my plate. I feel like the monkey chasing the weasel. Yeah, it's fun, but will I ever catch the darned booger!
What about you? Have too many projects and can't seem to catch them, wrap em' with a pretty bow and ship em' off? Anyone have advice, tips, websites, books? I'm sure a few of my followers suffer from this, too. If you have any stick-to-it advice I'd love to hear from you!! (Btw, butt-in-chair only works for me if someone is behind me, looking at me sternly, tapping their foot.)
Yesterday was May Day. I live in a hugemungo German community in Central Texas, where Maifest is one heck of a celebration. Check out OUR website Brenham, TX Maifest Celebration . Living in one of the south's bible belt areas, I was shocked to read the origins of this holiday. Since 1881, the small town of Brenham stops to dance around the May Pole. They even let school out on Friday. Moving here almost ten years ago, I found this to be interesting. Note: I do not dance around the May Pole (Dancing around the May Pole...that makes me giggle.). Instead, the girls and I enjoy the day off from school, and I usually wind up in the garden.
May Day celebrates "Walpurgis Night (in German folklore) the night of 30 April (May Day's eve), when witches meet on the Brocken mountain and hold revels with their gods..." ~Wikipedia