Well, my friends, I am on a short writing hiatus, so I am sitting down to write…which makes perfect sense, so shut up.
For the last three weeks I have squeezed in a sprinted marathon to whip Conceding Grace into shape for submission to two agents. With a lot of help from talented friends who provided feedback to guide my efforts, I hit send Friday night at 7:00 p.m. By the time I finished, I looked zombiesque from lack of sleep. Or so Eric tells me. You be the judge.
Kids, job, and husband mean writing occurs at hideous hours. And a novel on the brain doesn’t stop for sleep. It’s all I dream about until it’s done, so nights are restive, not restful.
I already want to to rip it up and try again. *sigh* But, instead, I am going to take off at least a week from working on novel-length writing, then dive back into the re-creating of Discovering Katie and Leaving Annalise, both of which have their origins in the current version of Leaving Annalise. I’m needing a different name for Discovering Katie. That doesn’t even work for me as a working title. Anyway, they will be my little summer project.
Meanwhile, I booted the diet and exercise to focus on writing, so I’m a quivering blob of goo. Must get with it! Also, my 14-y.o. daughter had her 8th grade dance. Isn’t she cute?
Here’s the teaser for Conceding Grace:
First three chapters here.
Well, folks, I will share everything I learned about life and writing with you later this week. Right now, my pillow beckons.