Tuesday, October 8, 2013

i'm away on holiday

But that time is over now.

My six weeks are up, my work has begun again. And how excited I am! I just started making a list of things to change for my second draft, and oh . . . I can’t wait.

I know it’ll be several weeks, maybe even a few months, before I start writing anything, because I don’t have the time to sit down and write a lot in one sitting. But the start is what matters. And the fact that I’m excited about it is such a blessing. I was a little drained after I finished the first draft. And after a while I was afraid the excitement would never return . . . that I would be left feeling so-so about the whole thing. And guess what? I did for a little bit. I wondered if the book was even worth continuing. I considered for about three seconds shifting this fantasy into a book set in the modern world. But what would there have been of it? Virtually nothing, and certainly nothing edifying.

But who cares if it gets published or not? I love my characters. I would sooner invite them to dinner than a lot of other people in my life.

I’m about to scream now and should probably get off before I do for my excitement is raised to new heights and. . . .


  1. Isn't having the feeling of excitement over a story wonderful? Hope your second draft goes well as you write it. :-D


    I can't even imagine the feeling of starting your second draft. Seriously, it must be so awesome.

    and wait. you even considered dumping it for *three seconds* that wouldn't have been okay. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    1. It is such a great feeling :) I missed working on it yesterday, but hopefully I will today--and for an extended period of time! I only worked on the list for fifteen minutes on Monday, and it's definitely a very short amount to spend working on a book that I like so much. . . .

      Thanks so much for your encouragement, Becca :) It's so great to have someone excited about it! And yes, I agree now. . .three seconds was too long. . . .


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