I'm not used to the way men think. For whatever reason, I'm having a lot of trouble portraying Adam and Jason without making them come across as melodramatic. I've rewritten parts of the reveal about five times now, and I just can't get it right.
The truth is, I was never happy with THE BROKEN, my other novel, but I decided to go ahead and publish it and just move on. I don't want to do that with THE BET. I want to do a good job on it, so that I can be proud of it.
I'm going to keep working on THE BET. But I'm not going to put a timeline on it. It will be ready when it is good, and it won't be good if I rush.
In better news, part of the reason I haven't finished THE BET is that I haven't had time. I got a new job as a part-time teacher (yay!) and I've also been hired to edit a novel (yay!), so I'm thankfully stabilizing money-wise.
Now I just need to find a way to get my health more stable. I've been so tired lately, I have to sleep for 10+ hours just to feel normal. I have near constant headaches, and I'm often overcome with dizzy spells or nausea. Between the new job and feeling ill, my free time in which I can write is minimal. Sigh. Why does real life hate me? Maybe I'm just not supposed to finish this book! =P