Thank you so much for the warm return last week! It's great to be back!
So... writing. I haven't done much of it lately, actually. There just wasn't any time in the summer, with such an erratic and very, very full schedule. Which was so weird about all excitement of people in my life over the Chicken Soup story. It meant a lot that people around me made a big deal of it... but it also made me nervous, ya know? Now people are asking about the next thing. They are more readily expressing their beliefs that they will read a book of mine one day (most don't know I've written several, for I'm very in the closet as far as this blog, querying, and even what I'm writing), and while I'm thankful for their encouragement, it's scary!
Right now I have some decisions to make:
1) I have a completed manuscript that I've edited as much as I can. It's the one I entered in Genesis and got three completely different critiques for. It's so confusing to figure out what to do! Right now I have some people reading it. I'm trying to decide if now is the time to re-query (knowing that this could be my last chance for this novel), or do... what? Something. Nothing? I don't know.
2) I have another completed manuscript that needs a lot of work. It was completed my senior year of college and I haven't done much with it sense. I love the story, but at the time I felt like it wasn't the time for that one to pursue publishing. Maybe now is the time? If so, it needs A LOT of editing!
3) I started another novel last fall. I'm three chapters in and stuck. This is the stage where I sit, stare at a blank screen for hours, and pray the storyline comes. I have some decisions to make on this one too.
At the moment, I have another current writing project. I'm in the middle of making my Fall Newsletter for my supporters. Until that's finished, I can't even think about my novels. It's a good creative outlet for now, though.
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Have a great week! See y'all around!
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