Thursday, December 15, 2011
It's been two weeks. I am slowly emerging from my Nano induced coma.
This year was especially brutal because I started my Nano book right after finishing my Camp Nano book. Two books back to back wiped me clean out.
For awhile I wasn't sure if I'd ever write again.
I say that every year, of course. And I always bounce back.
So here I am. Back to what I do best.
I've already received a lot of positive feedback on Online Dating for Demons, so the consensus is I need to put the work into it and try to get it published. Part of me is terrified of that notion. Am I ready? Publishing Paralysis aside, I've never significantly edited anything before. This will be my first big novel overhaul. What if I can't do it?
I'm having my fair share of doubts, obviously, but I have an amazing group of writers supporting me through this. I know if I don't work on it, they'll get on my case until I do. And they'll keep pushing me until it's done.
The rest of this year will be spent in input and reflection mode. I have a lot of books to read, I have a handful of other people's Nano novels to enjoy and give feedback for, and I have a lot of thinking to do about Dating for Demons.
But starting next year, it's back to work.
I'll try to check in a few times before then. If I don't catch you, have very happy holidays.