My apologies for the lack of bloggage this week. Other than the very fun interview with Denise Jaden (which was completed weeks ago), I haven't said much.
Okay, I haven't said anything. But I've been hard at work behind the scenes, preparing a Very Special Fun Thing for December.
That's all I'm saying. More in the weeks to come.
*big, evil grin*
Taking into consideration that I might be easily amazed, I find that I amazed myself yesterday. I worked on two novels in one sitting. And it WORKED.
Mind you, I wasn't writing. I was storyboarding. Lots of thinking, lots of reading Scrivener note cards, lots of bullet listing of scenes. Rearranging, eliminating, and--gasp--creating new ones WITHOUT HAVING WRITTEN THEM.
For me, that's just...odd. But having a story framework already in place made it easier.
They are two vastly different projects. One is my shiny-new, just-hit-40K-on-Wednesday WIP. The other is a completed work that's getting a huge overhaul.
I haven't "arrived" or anything (do we ever?), but I feel like I hit a milestone yesterday. So many of you were SO GRACIOUS to offer your advice to me a little over a month ago on how to tackle two things at once.
For a while, I simply couldn't do it. I went with my gut and focused solely on my WIP. And it was the right thing to do, because I wasn't ready to tackle the Huge Revision. Didn't have the vision for it. Not clearly. Not even through a dim haze.
Now, I've got it. And if I could just learn to exist on four hours of sleep, I could continue to work on both with equal gusto.
Instead, I will most likely be revisiting your comments about choosing play lists and taking a break between projects in order to "switch mindsets." I remain so grateful for everything you pour into this community!
And you know how, after a real writing high, you don't want to do ANYTHING else but write the next day? That would be me, today.
Alas. Life doesn't work that way.
But hey! Let's all dream that some day it WILL. Oh, to live our passion! Gives me shivers, just thinking about it.