One thing I’ve finally realized: I must stay far away from my sub-genre during the frustrating middle of drafting.
I LOVE paranormal/fantastical YA, but when I’m writing it, I can’t read it. Even if the book being read would be perfectly fine any other time, I feel the urge to edit the plot or the prose or the voice in the context of MY main character’s world. I’m completely antagonistic toward the story, and this doesn't exactly make for fun reading. Is this just me, or is this a normal writerly happening?
Now back to reading and writing! Oh, and tea-drinking. Can't forget all that tea.