Sunday, February 14, 2010

Starting Over

The edit is done and emailed.

Let's pause a minute while I scream: HALLELUJAH!!!!

Two seconds after I hit SEND I felt deflated. I hate that feeling. Instead of immediately taking some time off (which I am going to do tomorrow, don't you worry. WoW is a-callin') I decided to write a bit. Mostly because it helps to remind myself that writing is never done and I shouldn't feel sad when I've sent something off into the world.

Here's where the problem comes in. It's so hard for me to get back to that first draft, complete and utter drivel stage. I've been working with polished stuff. To switch to crap... It makes me disappointed that I can't write perfect the first time.

Ah, well. I'm still having fun even if I haven't come up with a plan for this book yet. It's being totally pantsed. I AM NOT A PANTSER! It's freaking me out. And yet, I'm strangely thrilled by the idea of writing something that I have no idea where it's going.

Oh... and I'm writing it out of order.

And it's an adult paranormal romance.

Tee-hee. My mom's going to blush when she reads it. I can't wait! *grin*

The plan for next week is to fall in love with my new MS and to beta for a friend.



  1. Congratulations Heather!
    I am looking forward to the news of when it will be available.
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Love & Best Wishes to you & yours,

  2. I hear you about that deflated feeling.

    I usually feel that way because when I finish something, it's probably because I skipped out on sleep for a week or two. The fatigue really hits me when I'm done.

  3. It's so hard for me to go back to crap, too. So, so hard. But yay for new MS! And yay for being DONE!

  4. Congratulations!!! I'm so, so excited for you. Keep having fun with the new MS. Just let it flow!

  5. Yay, Heather!! Now have fun with the new MS. *grin*

  6. Yippeee! Just fantastic!
    I'm already excited about the new MS...can't wait to hear more.



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