Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again

I’ve been so focused on rewriting, revising, and editing my book Félicité Found that I’ve forgotten how much fun the creation process of writing can be.

Last week, I started working on my next project. Yippee! I’ve only written a few chapters, but I’m already in love with the story. I adore typing word after word to craft my idea into an intangible reality. Writing is liberating. Fun. And to finally bring my story and characters to life is entertaining. I find myself giggling occasionally or wanting to cry. And a pretty big plot hole I couldn’t figure out how to fill during outlining was solved right as I was lettering out a scene. Inspiration comes at the most random moments. I love it.

One thing that I’m happy about my second book is that I have so many more tools under my belt that I didn't have with my first book. I have a greater understanding of many of the crucial aspects of writing. I feel more confident this time around. And I hope that it won’t take as long to write.

I love writing!

While I’m querying, it’s a great way to distract myself from the long and sometimes agonizing process.

How is writing going for you? I hope very well.


  1. Isn't that the funnest part? I'm in edits and I go between excitement and desperation several times a week. I know it will all come together. But the first words on a page for a story are refreshing by comparison. Enjoy!

  2. Julie - Yep, writing is quite the dynamic journey. Creation, editing the creation, hating the creation, loving the creation, then finishing the creation. And then you start it all over again with the next project. I love it!

  3. I was helping my brother in law write his KSAs for a federal job application and haven't written creatively for over a week and a half. I miss it but have to work through the seemingly countless emails first. Glad you're doing your creative stuff, it is the best of all writing, especially because a lot of times where you end up is a very different place than one you ever imagined.