Sometimes, I think I let people think that I'm just rolling along and getting stuff done. That it's just coming easily.
In some ways that's the case. Being a writer really is a matter of sitting down and getting stuff done. It's about making sure that I finish the projects I set out to finish.
But at the same time, doing this is difficult. Last month, I went to sleep before midnight... maybe like one week while we were moving house. But only because I practically passed out from exhaustion. And whenever I had the chance, I wrote.
I learned what I'm able to accomplish, because I pushed myself way past my comfort zone. But the fact is that I did get tired, so I rested.
That rest is over now. It's time for me to sit down, open Birds vs. Bastards and get my first round of edits done. This week, I might still go a bit slow to get back into the groove, but I will get some editing done.
Why? Well. I want to get four or five novels out on queries next year, so it would be nice if one is close to ready. So that's where I am at the moment.
Who else is editing in December?