The nice thing about having a lot of writer friends is that they reassure me that all writers are neurotic, especially about their writing. Well, I’ve been feeling especially neurotic about it lately.
I suspect, however, that I just need to finish off this draft (which somehow keeps on shrinking) and then show it to people, no matter how horrible I think it is, since I’m not sure I have any kind of realistic perspective. And I need to not look at this book while the others are reading it. I’m not exactly sure what I’ll work on during that hiatus. I’ll probably pick up the shipping project again and think about plotting out some of the other ideas that are floating around in my head.