OK. It’s been a month. Enough of this. Time to start ranting again. All the things I thought of to write over the past four weeks….now I can’t think of one of them….
The book: in it’s fourth draft. I did some research on agents and thanx to theletest issue of Writer’s Digest, I’ve discovered that my book has 8 out of the things that piss agents off. Great. So I’ve been performing major surgery. Even shifting some of the characters and toying with making the book darker than its current state. We’ll see.
Time: Has become stretched. I’ve gone back to work full time and trying to capture small blocks of time on lunches, breaks, down time, get tiring. I don’t know if other writers experience the same thing but, like playing music, I need a warm up period. Unless I sit down with a flash of brilliance (rare) it takes me some time to get into the character’s heads and establish a groove. Blocks of 15 minutes here and there make that difficult. Plus writing in the office isn’t the quietest experience in the world.
Gratitude: Want to thank you all for the supportive comments upon my exodus last month. Makes a body feel appreciated.