I’ve been diligently plugging holes and moving things around in my manuscript, and although I love parts of this process, I’m finding that there is a lot of decision making required at this point. Should I say it like this or like that? Should I have the character do this now or later? Blue cake or red cake or green cake or yellow cake? * I make a change and then I look at the scene and think, is it better or just different?
Unfortunately, making decisions isn’t my best thing. In fact, it might just be my worst thing.** You should see me trying to shop for shoes. Even a trip to the optometrist is enough to make me break out in a sweat:
Look at the bottom row; is A better? Or B? A or B? B? or C?……Aaaahhhh!!!
I’m a waffler. I’m a flip-flopper. I suck at making decisions and going back through this book to revise it is just one stupid big fat decision suck-fest.
* Don’t get your hopes up–there isn’t really any rainbow cake in the book. I just found that picture on Flickr Creative Commons and liked it. Sorry.
** I take that back; snowboarding is my worst thing. I have come to believe that certain people (e.g., me) are simply not equipped with adequate proprioception to safely travel at high speeds down icy mountains.