Sometimes it’s hard for me to get back in a manuscript after taking a few weeks off. I sent my latest WIP off to a beta reader and, as I’m waiting for her critique, I can feel the “new-ness” of the piece wearing off. The excitement of having finished a draft wears off, and all I feel is tired. Lacking the motivation to start a new round of edits.
One way I’ve found to combat this is novel aesthetics. A collage or storyboard capturing the essence of your piece. This is what I came up with for IF IT RAINS.
Don’t get me wrong–I’m still tired. But I think I might be ready to edit again now. 🙂