Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Brighter Thoughts

I'm, pleased to say my mood has lifted since my last post. My equilibrium has been restored and I am a happier writer for it. I went to my writing group last weekend and they have set me straight and I seem to have my confidence back. I shall have some time to write - I hope - over the next 6 weeks as I shall be off in sunny Australia visiting family. My trusty laptop will be by my side and if I can drag myself out of the sun and into writing mode I shall power on with the novel. Until next time!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Editing Nerves & Dark Thoughts

Oh how quickly it all changes. I'm still ploughing through the editing but my confidence seems to have taken a knock. I have had the first 10,000 words read by a couple of trusty readers - and their feedback differed rather radically! This has shaken me as I know don't know what to do. I'm waiting for my gut instinct to kick back in and tell me but it's having a hiatus. I thought I had finished and polished the first 10,000 but now I'm not so sure.

I keep telling myself every writer feels this way but it's not keeping the dark thoughts at bay. I shall plough on through the rest and just let my thoughts about the opening chapters stew somewhere in my subconcious. Hopefully it will spit back some fire at some point and I can decide what to do. I hate this feeling!!!

Did I really say I loved the editing process the other day? I must have been on a high imagining my book as R&J read of the summer!!! Today I can only imagine a pile of rejection letters splatting onto the hall mat. I should have put a warning at the top of this to say - don't read this if you need cheering up!!!!!

Monday, November 05, 2007

quick word

I feel a teeny bit scared of blogging again after my extended break. But I felt that I wanted to break the drought. My novel currently stands at 314 pages and I am up to page 110 of editing the final draft. Ir's coming along at a good pace.

In fact for the first time in my writing life I am unable to get through a day (except sunday which is all about the weekend papers, drinking coffee and laying around in my pyjamas) without writing.

I even went and bought a new pink notebook the other day as the ideas for my next novel keep biting me.

This is all very exciting - I love the writing process - at the moment!!!

Thank you rowan, zinnia & leigh for leaving me words of support in your comments - they really help.

05 November 2007 16:14