Um… yeah… so it’s been forever since I blogged. Life got in the way a little bit… flooded basement…flooded road… hour drives to work instead of 15 min, but mostly I had to get some “writerly” things out of the way. That sounds funny since blogging is being “writerly” (so is making up your own words). However, I was on a mission to see if I could do something and my presence everywhere was scarce. I was called out a few times for not being on facebook much. It’s always good to be missed, but it’s a good feeling that I have some discipline and can put the ‘goofing off’ aside when I need to. I used to have to do that with my writing forum too. It always cracked me up how one had to take a break from the writing forum to get some writing done. Ironicle, no?
Onto the news…. I posted a while back about doing 2 novels at once. That didn’t really work. Once I got rolling on my second idea, I had to see it through. It was sort of a challenge sent out to me by readers of Dustin Time and I didn’t know if I could do it. I am not usually one for sequels but I have to say, I think I like the way this turned out. So here it is *drum roll please* I’m getting ready to send Dustin Time 2 – Dustin’s Turn off to Champagne Books. My editor for Dustin Time no longer works with them so I hope whoever I get (if it even gets accepted) has read the 1st one or thinks the story flows well enough not having read it. I do only what back story is necessary. You’re not lost if you haven’t read Dustin Time, but some of the fun things will make better sense if you’ve read it. Again I was amazed at how things fell into place. At times I felt like this was outlined out the entire time. (And we know I don’t do that outline thing! eep!) Wish me well! I’m hoping to hear back from my betas soon & get this puppy rolling.
When that was done, I immediately dove right back into the one I pushed aside and I’m happy to say I’ve found the missing scenes. I always say I never get writer’s block, but I had gotten to the end of this story & was only at 70K. I’m glad that once I read it through after leaving it alone for a while, I saw where it could be filled in. I’m almost done & like everyone I end, I think it’s my strongest one so far and these 1st 10 pages should get an agent asking for more. (hope hope hope…) It’s name right now is merely #11. I suppose after another read though – it’ll come to me.
Egads – I think that’s the most I’ve talked about writing. Must be time for a break. 😉
Since I don’t have a book cover to share, here’s some pics of down the hill from our house (and my dopey mutts). This is after the water started to recede a little. Handy that I didn’t have to go all the way to the river so my dogs could swim.
Things are getting better, but I took a different route home last night and was shocked at what was normally fields now looks likes lakes. Glad I didn’t hear any homes getting wiped out. Even our neighbor that has swept carp from his kitchen in the past was okay this year.
Side note – we had 70 on Tuesday and are expecting snow tomorrow.
Looks like I’ll get more writing done.