The Writer's Mind
It's a strange place to live
I recently finished the rough draft and first round of edits on my newest novel, and I’ve been waiting for feedback from beta readers for a few weeks. While awaiting their comments, I decided to start writing a new story. A completely different type of story from anything I’ve ever written before. I’m still only on the first chapter, but it’s been fun and challenging and refreshing.
Well, today as I was doing school with the kids, I just couldn’t wait to sit down and write. I decided to do some more editing on my other story (the one I finished writing already), but as soon as I sat down to do it, I decided to go to my new story instead. Then as soon as I opened up that document, I got distracted by email and other non-writing things.
I did eventually write quite a bit, but I can’t help laughing at how random the writer’s brain is. When we’re not writing, our brains are on fire thinking about it. Then as soon as we get time to sit down and write, we think of a million other things that need our attention. It’s a wonder the world has any books at all!
By the way, I’m definitely going to work some more on editing that first story, so don’t worry. I wouldn’t abandon that baby. It took me six months to crank out the rough draft, and I think it’s my favorite story yet. If only I could come up with a title, but that’s a whole other post.
Speaking of that story, I’m planning on querying a few agents again before self-publishing again, so please be in prayer for me in that area. I really want to pursue traditional publishing, but I do also love publishing my own books. So either way, as long as God gets the glory, I consider it a success.