Wednesday 29 July 2009


I thought last week was a little odd, but this one's turning out to be even stranger.

It's something that happens to me every time I finish a first draft...

I feel a little restless for a while after the exertion of getting a story out of my head. And then other ideas start pressing to be told, leaving me a little lost.

Do you ever feel that way?

For me, I guess it's just part of the creative process. But I find that although I'm totally itching to write, it's best to take a week (or at least several days) off after a first draft. Just to recharge.

I've been filling my days with reading and yesterday even took a look at the end of M-YA and the beginning of M-YA#2... which wants to be written right now. Like, yesterday. But I'm not ready to go any further than the first chapter. Although the second story's coming to me in bits and pieces, and I'd probably be able to write at least the first half of the story, I feel it still needs a little simmering time. Not too much, but enough for me to figure out if this is going to be a trilogy or a quartet. Not sure yet.

That might be something to ponder today. Gosh, it's so cold today.

I've also got a bunch of awesome books for review from Hachette that I'm looking forward to getting my hands on, but am trying to spend most of this week reading some of the (many) YA titles I've got on my bookshelf. There are so many good ones that I can't wait to read! Ah! So many awesome books, so little time.

Anyway. I think it's time to actually do something productive. Other than blogging, of course. ;)

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