Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What To Do...

Jennifer is in between projects.

I feel a tiny bit in limbo right now. I’ve completed two manuscripts and both are in various stages of editing. One, the sequel to The Seduction of Esther, is in the final stages of editing—four more chapters-worth of comments from my critique partner, and the subsequent edits, and I’ll be able to submit it to my editor.

The other one is a standalone book that I want to submit to agents—more out of curiosity than anything else. It’s in very rough shape and needs a lot of work. I’d like to start heavily editing it, but I’ve put it aside for so long, I’m going to need to reread the entire thing, and I don’t want to focus on it until I complete the sequel I mentioned above.

I’m also starting to get glimmerings of ways to start the third book in my series, which is good, because I’ve been completely stuck regarding that story. But it needs to percolate some more and I need to focus on the two other manuscripts before I start a third!

And therefore, I’m in limbo. Working in spurts and starts, giving my subconscious creative room to grow and trying to shut out that stressful voice that keeps poking me, saying, “You should be working!!”


Just another day in a writer’s life!

6 comments:

  1. Letting your creative mind stew and brew always pays off in the long run, I think, Jen. it's working even when you aren't. so essentially--you are working!

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    1. That's what I keep trying to tell myself, Ana (and my husband, when he asks why I'm napping). :)

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  2. Enjoy your limbo time, Jen. Your mind is still working even when you're not sitting at your computer!

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    1. If you both say it, it must be true! :)

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  3. Having a lot of creative irons in the fire certainly keeps the muse flowing. And I agree with the other gals, even if you're not sitting at the computer, there's definitely something going on!

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    1. I kind of like the downtime, actually. It lets me stew on things a bit.

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