Thursday, 29 March 2007

Eek, agh, my baby left home!

Buddies has now gone to my editor! Fingers crossed everybody that he likes it... Like most authors, I feel a little sad when I say goodbye to a set of characters, having lived with them for quite a while and having got to know their quirks and foibles. But now I've got to learn to love a new hero and heroine... and do it pretty fast too! It dawned on me today that nearly a quarter of the year is over and all I've written is one poxy novella! And one, possibly two short stories... I really need to pick up the pace and stop being such a self indulgent wimp. There have been a lot of days in this first quarter year when I've done nothing... I've given in to fatigue [usually fairly mild] and I've given in to what's basically nothing more that glorified sloth! I've also wasted a lot of time online... I love online interaction on blogs and boards, but there's no need to check everything about seventeen times a day! No need to keep checking and checking emails and feeling 'frozen' because nothing arrives. No need to work myself into a paralyzing paddy because I read something online that upsets or annoys me... I've just got to push on regardless and immerse myself in the task and the pleasure of writing!

First job... work out a readable and enticing outline for Smalltown... ed. likes the idea of a PDC 'hot, sexy romance'... Now I've got to really sell the sucker!

Telly: Jeremy Clarkson
Chocolate: cake
Mood: pretty good
Writing: reformatting Gothic Blue for excerpts
Reading: Jeremy Clarkson
RSI/FMS: a bit sore


Maria, Lover of All Things Romance said...

Congratulations on getting Buddies done, can't wiat to devour it up.

And one other thing. Jeremy Clarkson? JEREMY CLARKSON? Wendy, what can I possibly say?

Dara Edmondson said...

That's so me, too. I can kill all kinds of time online when I ought to be working! I need a built-in net - nanny to keep me from neurotically checking my email!

Portia Da Costa said...

Sorry, Maria... I think Jezza is great. He's so viciously funny. I can't drive and I know nothing about cars... but he just cracks me up!

If you find one of those net nannies, Dara, just let me know as I need one too... :)