Friday, March 20, 2009


A couple of days ago, I finished my current work-in-progress! YAY! There's nothing more satisfying, at least to me, than finally getting through something that has just been DOGGING YOU. And that's the truth! I began this book like gangbusters and the writing was smooth and my thoughts were flying onto the page but then I hit the middle and....whump. Nothing. So what began as a 'quickie' became a 'loooongie'.

Every day I'd pull this up on my screen and just stare at it. Did I think it was going to magically write itself? Maybe. Who the heck KNOWS what I was thinking? Especially ME. Now it's off to my editor and the waiting will begin. Is waiting to hear from your editor the hard part? Or is it getting past that dratted middle and inching to the end? I don't know. They both kind of suck.

Fortunately for me, I have another work-in-progress to dig into. The book I just finished was a simple, little contemporary but it's time now to finish the third book of my shifter series. Edits for the first of these is sitting on my computer as we speak.

So I'm happy I got my free day to loll around because now it's time to get back to work.


Anny Cook said...

Edits! Aren't they fun?

Anne Rainey said...

For me it's the middle. I get there and just get stuck. I hate that! I'm in the middle of my WIP now and it's dragging. Ugh!

Mary Ricksen said...

It's the waiting, and the editing, over and over, until I can't stand to look at it anymore. Hmm, then there's the time waiting for something to come to your brain. That's fun too.

Regina Carlysle said...

I think a BUNCH of us need to learn patience! I know I sure do. And Anne? I'm the same way with middles. It's like wading through MUD! BLECH.

Finished my edits and remind me to never do a time travel again. OMG! Never, ever. Now I'm off to do the blurb and choose and excerpt. Don't think this day is ever gonna end!