Hating and Loving Your MS

Posted September 1, 2011 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 9 Comments

There comes a point during the editing/revising period where you hate your novel. Then you tweak it, get a sense of accomplishment and query–only to be rejected. You go back to hating your ms, thinking you’re a terrible writer, and decided to shelve the novel. A few day pass, you pick the story back up and fall back in love. Now, you’ve really fixed it, get excited and send it back out…

It’s a crazy cycle, but in the end it’s worth it. I think my feelings can best be described in a short scene by Rapunzel.

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9 responses to “Hating and Loving Your MS

  1. TANGLED is like one of my favorite movies. Ever. Seriously. I forced my boys to watch it, and even they wanted to watch it more than once (ok, maybe I made them do that too). 🙂

    p.s. I always quick-read my MS's before sending them off, just so I can fall in love with them again.

  2. Hah, great comparison! I just watched this movie for the first time last weekend and that scene is exactly how I'm feeling now as I get ready to jump into another round of revisions.