A new WIP invades

You know how you think to yourself “Fabulous! I’ve got this completely handled. Juggling promotion for Book A and edits for Book B is no trouble,” and then this unfamiliar voice pops into your head and says, “Hello there! Is now a good time? Now’s a good time, right? It’s a pleasure to meet you. Write me.

Yeah. Thanks a lot, Book C.

Spreading sunshine

Fittingly enough, I’m writing and posting this on a day with plenty of sunshine at my house. I hope your day is equally bright. The lovely Kylie Wolfe, fellow author and introvert, gifted me with a Sunshine Award. The idea is for bloggers to present the sun-loving flowers to other…

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First-draft euphoria

I’ve been writing like a madwoman on my current work in progress, and today it finally paid off: The first draft is complete.

I’m giddy saying the words, like a kid buzzed on her first bottle of beer. The post-drafting euphoria has set in. It’s a short high.

Soon the second-draft horror will arrive. The moment when every line in the first draft is clearly some sort of trash masquerading as my hard work. That’s the only reasonable explanation for why my second-draft self will find it so terrible.

But that day isn’t today. Today, I’m high on first-draft euphoria. It feels damn good.