Monday, January 16, 2012

Beginning a new manuscript

January is a time for new beginnings...as are Mondays. I don't bother trying to start a diet on Jan 1st, because it's my anniversary. Less than a week later is my birthday, then we go away for our annual post holiday brain thaw in a warmer climate. This year we went to Panama. (See the gorgeous waterfall I posted on You Tube last week.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnWrFU3MzU8&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

But today, Monday the 15th, it's time to buckle down and get back to reality. I have a head start this time. The book began to pour out of me a couple months ago, so I wrote a few pages. I liked the characters and incorporated them into the story I had been writing before deadline. (First in a new series. It's a spin off of the Strange Neighbors books. The new series is called Flirting with Fangs.)

I finished book 1 right before vacation and sent to to my agent for her feedback--then I was able to relax for an entire week. Whew! How often does that happen? In my life, rarely!

So, here I am, all rested and ready to plunge into book 2. I hope you've all had a chance to recover from the holidays and have the energy something new brings. A new idea...A new release...a new year. Here's to a wonderful 2012, everyone!

4 comments:

  1. Isn't that first blush of a new chapter fun? Congratulations on a new series!
    But Mondays? Now that's a horse of a different color. If I don't write on Sunday, I lose my momentum and Monday's are worse in my book than Fridays!

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  2. Ah, you're one of those every day writers like Stephen King. I'm a Mon through Fri gal.

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  3. I'm also working hard today on a new project. I've been stuck for a while but I have a new plan and working hard today. Good luck with your new project!

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  4. Best of luck, Amanda!

    Sometimes you just have to power through it. As Nora Roberts says, "You can't fix a blank page."

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