If it's summer break, I'm not having any of it. I'm working. I have a book to finish, and it's rolling along pretty good — so far.
I totally love it when a book starts to write itself. I love sitting down at the keyboard and knowing the only impediment will be how fast my fingers can keep up with what my mind creates. That's not to say it's all easy. No indeed. I still have those stretches where one set of ideas reaches a conclusion (at the end of a scene or chapter, maybe) and I need to figure out which direction to go for the next set.
Yes, I know, if I were a plotter who outlined extensively, I'd know where I was going. But chugging along is part of the process for me. I really love that enjoyment of discovery along the way. It's like getting on a train and going for a trip to a place you've never been. If I bought a video of the trip before I went, and then watched it through, it wouldn't be as exciting for me.
I love this part of being a writer. What I don't love is the pain of self-doubt, the misery of waiting for responses to submissions, the sheer terror of going to the mailbox. I could do without those bits, thank you.
Right now, I'm on the downhill slide. My goal is to be done before 1 July. Then I have a trip to New Orleans over the 4th, back home for shopping for National, then the National conference at the end of the month. Once I get home again and recover from that, it'll be September. Whew, this is a busy summer! Where's the break?
How about you? Any big plans this summer? Any writing plans?
I love sitting down at the keyboard and knowing the only impediment will be how fast my fingers can keep up with what my mind creates.
I think I hate you. 😉
I have National conference (and already have most of my shopping done for that – yay me!) and a trip to Vegas with my sister probably late summer or early fall.
I always have writing plans. It’s getting it done that’s the problem. 🙁
Yay! Another Pantser!
At the moment, I can’t say I’m having a summer. Every spare second is spent writing my WIP. I need to finish it before I leave for Florida on June 23rd. Half a book in a week and a half?
I’ve promised my family that once I finish, I’ll cut down on the writing schedule – just send it out, clean it up, plot out the next in the series, that sort of thing. =)
I love when the Muse calls and I’m excited about it, though. When I go to bed at 3 am because I’m making myself go though I could keep writing!
sounds like a good summer 🙂
And I like your new website… light blue and black/white photos…
Well it doesn’t always work like that, PM! Most of the time I’m banging my head against the monitor. 🙂 It’s only when I reach a certain point that things start to flow. Usually as I begin the 3rd act.
Vegas sounds cool! I’ve never been.
CJ, you go, girl! Having read your first chapter over on the website, I think it’s amazing! I want to read the whole thing, so you need to finish it. 🙂
I can’t believe you need to get it done in a week and a half! Whoa, if you do, we’ll have to christen you “Little Nora” or something. 🙂
Good luck and lots of pixie dust!