Thursday, March 10, 2011

So Much Good News

I've been taking a kind of hiatus from blogging while I deal with other things that take me away from my computer, but I've been slowing stepping back into my blogging ways. Everywhere I look these days there is good news. Tahereh Mafi has a three book deal, Emily White is being published by an indie, Roland Yeomans is in the midst of a blog tour for his book, and it seems like things are turning rosie for my friends. I'm so happy for all of them.

As for my writing, I'm finally back on the horse and managed to finish two chapters this week. You can see my status bars on the side. For my two WIPs, I set the bar low so it doesn't intimidate me so much, but I know the one is going to be far longer than 50K. It's a sort of psychology thing.

Granted, my second was only 45K when it was done, but that was because I tried so hard to keep it concise, it wound up being too concise. I had several agents ask for partials and fulls and I guess I thought they'd tell me what to expand on if needed. But I had no takers in the end, and there's no reason I can't revisit it later.

My current WIP is unlike anything I've ever tried to do, and I hit a point where it intimidated me. But the scenes have been coming faster than I can write them down, so I think I'm over my long slump.

I hope everyone is doing well.


Summer Frey said...

I just read a blog post yesterday by Don Maass; he says that everything we write should intimidate us, so I suppose you're on the right path.

Glad things are looking up!

vic caswell said...

hooray for slump busting and everyone's TEE-RIFFIC news!!! :)

Lisa Gail Green said...

Sounds like you're back in the saddle so to speak and I'm really glad to hear it! I read your comment on my blog, and all I can say is for me? My life isn't complete without writing anyway, no matter who sees it.

Aubrie said...

Welcome back to blogging! Good luck with your new WIP. I'm glad you're doing something new and exploring out of the box.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks for the shout-out. I pray success and laughter is yours all this week, Roland

Anne Gallagher said...

Hey, look who it is! I was just thinking I needed to check in yesterday and here you are.

Glad you've got your mojo back.

I'm at 75K closing in on the end. Wrote the end notes today so, hoping by next week to finish.

The Words Crafter said...

Yay for being back on the horse!

Terry Towery said...

Yeah, well, not all of your friends are doing swimmingly. ;)

That said, I've climbed back into the saddle so many times I have blisters on my butt.

Alleged Author said...

So glad you are back! I hope the new novel comes along very well. Wishing you much writerly mojo!

Tamara Narayan said...

I'm still slumping over here with 1001 distractions from writing, but I'm hoping that will change with the season.

I have an award for you back at my blog if you'd like to stop by sometime.

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations on all the writing you're doing!

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