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 dentist...you 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.