Posts Tagged ‘deadline’

It’s officially gone…

I realize I haven’t updated my blog on that book I was agonizing over for ages!  I finally handed in my book on May 30th-two days before my deadline.  It was painful!  If you happened to read my post on the new, super-fabulous group blog, starring some awesome romance authors (I know, that was shameless promotion, sorry- it’s a new blog!)  The Hot Pink Typewriter, you’ll know why it was so hard to write.  But I finally did it, emailed it off.  And now I wait to hear.  But I can’t just sit around waiting because I have the last book in this series to write.  More about that soon…

I thought I’d share this quote, that the DH emailed me one night, when I was deep in drama and despair.  It really summed up what I was feeling-and what actually happened.  It’s a great motivational quote that I think you can apply to so many things…

“When it seems impossible, when it seems like nothing is going to work, you’re usually just a few millimeters away from making it happen.”                                -Anthony Robbins

I’ll be back soon with an update on my new WIP!

Racing toward the Finish Line…

My apologies, I’ve been a bad, bad blogger!

Life has gotten in the way, and every spare moment I’ve had has been spent on this manuscript that is due June 1st.  It’s really a race to the end, and I’m so behind on my own schedule.  I’ll be honest, this has taken me by surprise.  A month ago, I really thought I was nearing the end on this one.  Really.  So what went wrong?  There were things in it that just didn’t ‘feel’ right.  I couldn’t put my finger on it, so I just kept on writing…

But those words that didn’t feel right didn’t magically right themselves…So what did I do?  Chucked half the blasted book and re-wrote it!  Ugh.

Now that I really am nearing the end, I like it so much better.  This was a manuscript that I wrote a few years ago.  And even though I haven’t really changed the characters, my writing has changed so much that I just felt I couldn’t really keep any of the old stuff, even though I had tweaked and strengthened the conflict.  I needed new words.  I needed it to be in the voice that I’ve finally discovered is my ‘true’ voice.

So this week I’ll be racing toward the finish line, and hopefully next week be operating at a more normal pace…

 

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