So… Who wants to be my editor? Agent? Writing bully buddy?
I’m beginning to think that I need someone to assume an Authority Role and give me deadlines and direction. After all, bosses work so well elsewhere, don’t they? Setting my own goals for this whole writing thing only seems to get me so far. There comes a time when you need a slave-driver to insist that your output isn’t enough, that a few sleepless nights are needed to meet the deadline, to demand a re-write of a pivotal scene that is barely a decent-enough start.
Of course, this will only work if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Like a book publication that lands on shelves somewhere. But for now a little arbitrary pushing and shoving might be a welcome motivator.