Ugly Baby

Posted on

On Sunday, a friend of mine had a baby. Beautiful little girl. Perfect and full of potential.

On Sunday, I printed out my WiP, put it in a binder and plopped it on the table to show my husband.

“Wow,” he said. “That’s impressive.”

I shrugged. I thought of all its problems, all the things I still have to fix. The rewriting, reworking, re-visioning that still needs to be done.

It’s one ugly baby.

But it’s my baby. AndΒ it’s full of potential.


4 thoughts on “Ugly Baby

    Amy Sundberg said:
    October 12, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Congrats! It’s the potential that matters. πŸ™‚

    tahliaN said:
    October 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    The first draft of my latest WIP was so ugly I thought I might have to throw the poor thing out, but my daughter cast her eye over it and told me to nurture it, so I did. She’s looking better now, but oh dear it’s a long road of sustained nurturing ahead.

    Actually when Lethal Inheritance was a baby, she was hideously deformed, but I managed to get her in shape.

      Amy K. Nichols said:
      October 15, 2010 at 10:19 am

      I hear ya, Tahlia. I’m glad you were able to get your baby into shape. It’s a bit daunting looking at what work still needs to be done. Thank you for your encouraging comment here. πŸ™‚ My partners in my writers group keep reminding me to focus on small manageable chunks instead of being overwhelmed by looking at the whole project. Good advice.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s