It has occurred to me that I am bored with this book. I love the story and I love writing it, but I want to move on. I don't dare.
I'm not capable of writing two stories at once. I'm having enough trouble just finishing the one. Why would I elongate the process by writing another one simultaneously.
Yes, I know, some of you will tell me it would be a good idea to step away for clarity. Like being presbyopic when your arms aren't long enough to read the small print. (Presbyopia: After 40 when your near vision fades. It's the first physical symptom of old age after the occasional loss of bladder control)
I don't know, maybe you'd be right, but I'm not going to put this down until it's done, dangit. Still, it's boring and a lot of dang work. There I said it.
What would be wrong with writing an outline of each characters function in the book? Just sayin'. It might clarify that character's function. It might also find a lot of missing peices like, I don't know, the occasional detail while you are writing that comes up toward the middle when you think, Oh, crap, I forgot to mention that earlier. This is the part when you say, "Maybe no one will notice," or leave it to the reader to assume this little detail. Do that too many times and the reader's gonna wonder if they were meant to be mind readers. Just sayin.
Like what I did above when I jumped from being bored to leaving out details. I actually had a thought precess in the blank space between paragraphs. So what's being bored with my book have to do with writing an outline? Maybe these are the things making me bored--or more like crazy. Here's the problem, I've revised and edited so much that I fear I have removed some detail in the process of removing unnecessary text.
Or maybe I have and adult form of ADD.