I have been writing my book since March. Some days flowed like a river other days my muse was on vacation. Then I finished but didn’t have enough words to call it a novel. That was frustrating. But my muse came back from vacation – Vegas! – and off we went. 500 to go.
I’ve been dawdling at finishing. I don’t why. Too many things going on and I really want to focus.
Have you ever tried to write while you were out of town. Its the strangest feeling. I usually sit on my big, fluffy sofa, early in the morning when everything is quiet (except for the cats) and write until I have to get ready for work. I took my laptop with me out of town a couple of months ago and thought I’d write a bit. I stayed at a quiet bed and breakfast (www.Sparhawk.com) in Abilene, Texas. No television, beautiful garden, peaceful. I couldn’t write! I tried, really I did. It just felt uncomfortable. Like I was cheating on my sofa.
I did take my laptop with me last month to Phoenix and was able to get out 500 or so words before I had to stop. I thought I could write anywhere but I guess not. I can do research anywhere but that’s not the same thing.
So now I sit, writing my blog instead of the book. I need to finish but life just isn’t quiet enough right now. My head is full of ideas, future books, plans, but my muse must be on vacation again. It goes out of town more than I do! Is it visiting you? Could you send it home….I have a book to finish.
I wrote this blog in December of 2010. I am happy to say I have found a publisher. It wasn’t easy, but mostly because I was afraid. Afraid all my work was just jibberish. That someone would read it and say, “What is this crap!”. Instead, my first attempt was met with a canned response. They were to busy to go into detail but they just weren’t interested at this time. Whew! Dodged that bullet. Then I tried a second publisher. This one I knew would be more personable. It terrified me. But it paid off. I was private messaged on FaceBook that I’m in! They want my book! I’m am so excited! I have been told by friends who have been recently published this is where the work begins! I am so happy to have this opportunity and I look forward to the hard work! This has all been such a blessing and enjoyable rollercoaster ride!