I've come to the conclusion that the holiday is over. You know the one between Christmas and New Years? I know, it's actually January 28th today, but I've enjoyed having my kids around, I haven't really seen the point in getting stuck into it yet. There's always tomorrow, I say. Tomorrow I'll get those character sketches done for my next book, tomorrow I'll do the GST for the farm, tomorrow I'll wash the dishes ;). Well, I think that today, Tomorrow has arrived. I actually washed the dishes yesterday, not that you can tell by looking at my kitchen bench at the moment! I think I'll stop using plates and we can eat directly from the pots and pans. (see picture below)
Today I am writing.
I find it super fascinating when things come together. For example, I've been working on book number two or at least what I thought was book number two, when I had a scene flash into my mind and I realised as I frantically wrote it down, that the book I was working on needed to be bumped to number three or maybe even number four. Another story needed to be told first.
I needed to figure out a plot point and although I knew what the end was, I needed to figure out how to get there. After throwing ideas around with a friend something magical happened and the stars aligned to reveal the perfect situation that answered all the questions. I love my job.
Do you ever have days like these? Days you never want to end because all is flowing as it should? I love these days and as I write, I find more and more of them.
My editor sent me an email the a couple of days ago letting me know that my contract was coming along and I should have it in my hot little hands in a few weeks. She also told me she will have my revision letter to me soon. I'm strangely looking forward to that. At least I assume it's strange. What I hear from other writers is the revision letter is something to be dreaded because of all the work it represents. There will be things I need to fix and some of those things I may not be happy about. But I am looking forward to it. I really want to see what I did right and what I can improve. I look at this as a learning experience and I'm sucking up all the knowledge I can. If I can learn something from the revision letter that will help me with my writing, well bring it on!
Enjoy your day and be sure to include something in it that you love to do.
This weekend I am taking part in a rolling blog with some fellow writers. Our topic is 'Getting Inside The Writer's Head', so stay tuned.
I am an author and this is my story.