It's the first Wednesday of the month, time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Thanks Alex J. Cavanaugh, for providing a place for writers to find support, as we workout our insecurities.
After working for years on my middle grade fiction novel, I've finally polished the draft to the point where it's ready for the final revisions. There's just one problem, I think I'm trapped in some kind of weird temporal loop that keeps me going over the same pages again and again.
It is true with each pass, the pages seem to get better and tighter. But each morning, I wonder, Am I doing the same thing I did yesterday. Are these new changes or the same ones I've made before? Am I really making progress or just think I'm making progress?
At least in the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day, actor Bill Murray was aware that he was repeating the same day, over and over, and was able to make modifications so he could enjoy his repetition. What if I'm repeating the same day over and over, revising my revisions, but I'm totally unaware of it? Does this mean I'll never get done???
I'm not sure if I'm in a loop or not. I only hope that if I am, I didn't just drag you in here with me.
Just in case you were stuck in your own evil temporal loop when the movie came out in 1993. Here's a clip for you to check out.