Thursday, June 12, 2014

Getting back into the groove.

Sorry for disappearing yesterday. I came down with a bad cold yesterday, which means I slept through most of it.

Luckily I feel lots better, so now I'm back.

Speaking of "back", I can safely say I'm getting back into my writing and editing groove. Yesterday I officially finished my revisions to The Heir's Choice and started sending it out for critique. (Note: done while "dying" of a cold.)

I also edited a short story that's going into an anthology before turning in for the night.

Which means, ladies and gentlemen, that I'll be able to draft again! The last time I actually wrote something was back in very early February, and even then, it was only two thousand (I think) words.

So I'm way past overdue. The only thing is that I'll have to reread my old work in order to pick up all the story strings again. Which isn't always THE best thing to do when I've just come off editing.

That said, I'll just have to suppress the inner editor and get it done. I really do have too much to do and too little time for me to bend to my IE's whims.

But as I type this, I'm getting a feeling of what I want to do above all, and right now, I want to start rewriting the sequel to The Heir's Choice. I had it scheduled for the last three months of the year, but hey, I've got momentum right now. I can always do rough drafts later...

Or even at the same time.

What are you working on at the moment?

9 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you get to write something new! I'm back to editing, which is what I enjoy.
No worries about Wednesday. Feedly was down, so those of us who use that reader to follow blogs didn't do much visiting either.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I haven't written anything new for a long time either - good to hear you're getting back into it. There's hope for me too!

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Hope you're able to churn out plenty of new words. Editing and revising is all part of the process, but new content to edit and revise and send off/publish is 'sort of' important too. :)

Emma Adams said...

Glad to hear you're back into the drafting groove! I'm working on a new draft while waiting to hear back from readers on my last one. :)

Botanist said...

It's over a year since I was last in drafting mode. The rest of last year was critiquing, this year (so far) publishing, now I need to get back to that draft and start revising. I'd forgotten how daunting it is to pick up the pieces of a first draft and start knocking them into shape!

shelly said...

Piece by piece, Killer Stilettos. In leaps and bound, I'm expanding time on her side.

Loni Townsend said...

Glad to hear you're back in the groove! I'm working on a couple projects--editing a novella, writing a short story, and writing novel #2. Ah, if only there were more time.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Misha. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I'm not working on too much right now. Didn't do any writing while on my blogging hiatus, so it's been hard getting back into the groove.

Nicole said...

Ah, I love this feeling! Jumping in after being away from fresh writing for a while. Good for you!! I took a mini detour from the draft of Book 2 for my space opera to do a few other writing things this weekend, but now I'm back to knock out the ending of that one.