No, you didn't misread the title, I promise. I have realized that cars are actually easier to fix than a manuscript. I have just helped my husband change out the spark plugs in our car (he pulled his lower back so he "coached" me on how to change them). Now, that was definitely an experience but I'm not finished. He has changed out the thermostat, the water pump and put on a new tire...okay, so walmart put on the new tire, but I paid them to do it. lol
I have yet to work on my WIP though. With Jamie's back being pulled (I have to take him for an MRI today), 3 children with school work, trying to keep the house clean, bills paid & everybody happy... yeah, I haven't even looked at it. Granted, I have been swamped with family issues & car issues, but still, I should have at least LOOKED at it, right? It's not that I am stuck with writer's block... I just don't want to work on it right now.
So what do you do when this happens to you? Or does this happen to you? Do you continue to work on it, hoping that you aren't making it worse or do you walk away from your wip for a while, just to give yourself breathing room or a break? I suppose it depends on whether you are a traditional writer or self-publishing one. Since I have only written one book that is self-published, I am very much still new at this. I am going to finish up a blanket & then look at it again with a fresh eye. That way, I can see if I still like the way it's going.
Now for the fun part:
Tell me what you do when you are tired of writing. On Friday, I will pick a winner from random.org who will recieve a free ebook copy of my book, A Fire Within. (And be sure to share it with your friends!)