Sunday, March 12, 2006

Tying up loose ends

Last week I spent a good deal of time tying up loose ends. I did a fair bit of critiquing; I did the taxes for both the hubby and myself. I volunteered a day at school, I had parent/teacher conferences. I worked, I finished knitting my poncho, made phone calls, saw the get the idea.

The main purpose of last week was that I had a vehicle all week since dh was out of town. But the benefit was two-fold. The only writing I got done was polishing and then mailing my next partial, but this week all those pesky, time consuming jobs are done and now I can absolutely focus on starting this book.

I feel a tad bit guilty about the break, but I know that once I get started I'll be more productive. Time away motivates me, my creativity builds up and I know I'll be off to a good, hard-working start.

I am unsure of myself with this ms since I need to make sure I start it in the right spot and also I need to make sure I have everything "together". Motivations, characters, what I want to achieve - all has to be unified when I start this baby. Add to that it's for a different line than I've been targetting, and I'm feeling a wee bit of performance angst.

The best way to combat that is just to jump in with both feet and do it. I'll either succeed or I won't, but I know for sure that if nothing else I'm going to learn a lot from this book.


  1. It's all about the learning curve babes, isn't it always about curves of one sort or another in this life???

    Now go get the heat turned up and have some *fun* ;) I can't wait....

  2. Good luck! I know you'll do fine. :)