Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stepping into the unknown

Yep. I'm still here. I have to apologize for the absence, but I've been writing, and well, as much as I love all of you, writing is what I need to tend to first.

So, I decided to revisit the manuscript I wrote last fall. And I have to say, I'm excited. Now, as you all know this feeling doesn't last through the whole process. There will be a point of I-hate-you, but you know that feeling when no matter what, you will see this through. The love runs deep.

Writing something new makes you feel like you jumped off a cliff into space. That first draft is a plunge into the darkness. The possibilities are endless, but the unknown is exciting and frustrating at the same time.

Then when you finish that draft a feeling of euphoria. You should be this way because you have just finished something not many people do.

After a small break, revisions travel over like a storm cloud. They hang there waiting for you to transform your story into something that shines. This is where I am with this one. I'm about to step into the ring and wrangle this animal. I'm at the point where it's all I can think about even when I sleep. A flurry wiggles in my belly eager to get started. Ready to take it on. Today is the day I start. It's funny how each manuscript is different just like kids. This is my third novel and I still get excited and scared at the process. You would think I would be used to it. The whole unknown sort of freaks me out, but it's a good thing.

Well, I may be down to 1-2 posts a week with this revision taking my attention.

How are your goals coming along?

Have a great day!   


  1. I love hearing your voice, today. I can tell you feel direction, again. Good luck forging ahead. I'll be thinking of you as I do the same with my manuscript.

  2. Glad you've been busy writing :) I'm making progress, albeit slowly. I'm almost over the 40K mark!

  3. I'm at the same spot you are. About to step into the ring again!! Love the description! :)

  4. Focus on your writing. That's why you're doing all of this!

  5. I agree with Alex. Your writing is the whole point. You know I've been revising like crazy lately and just started querying, so blogging has taken a back seat, for sure.

    Glad you're so excited about this one. Yay!

  6. I understand completely. It's hard to blog and concentrate on getting a manuscript polished. Good luck!

  7. Good for you--writing!!! That IS a priority. I think a lot of people are paring back on the whole blogging bit, realizing the same thing. :)

  8. I did that for my novel in the last two weeks.Writing takes priority, all the best with it.