I’ve been working like mad on Pirouette the Third. Up to 63k. I’ve written almost every day, and while my wordcounts aren’t astounding, I’m getting back into the rhythmn. That’s what counts, right?
Family drama is stil ongoing, and it was screwing with my progress. Still screwing with Broken. I wrote and then rewrote the first scene, but it’s not done. And frankly,I’m not sure when I’ll be working on it again. I think I’m too close to it, and my muse seems totally about working on Pirouette the Third. So into it that she threw me a couple of curveballs. One of them spawned a true sequel idea. Another one was relating to Alisia’s power and such. But I don’t want to have to re-rewrite everything. So I’m trying to decide what to go with and what to save for another book. So far, I’m considering the new sequel idea, and discarding the power thing. I did make a few tweaks to Alisia’s relationship with one of the major characters and the villain. This I think will make it more powerful. But, that’s it.
Still feeling the perfectionism streak. I know one author who has had her debut novel plus the sequel published recently, and another who’s debut novel is coming out later this year. Other writer friends are doing the agent hunt. And I’m still creeping along. I feel like I should be done with Pirouette the Third but I promised myself I wouldn’t shop an inferior book. I want it to be the very best, no matter how long it takes to get there.
The Flamebound revision is going slowly but well. I’m on lesson 3 of 22. The priority has been Pirouette the Third, but I might want to send it through the HTRYN process once it’s ready. So I would like to have Flamebound finished by then. I hope.
Also been having some issues with motivation. It just isn’t there. Normally, my competitive streak keeps me going, but I think the family drama sort of killed that. Some days I just don’t feel up to it. But, good news, I’ve committed to writing every day again even if it’s a few hundred words.
So the new year is starting not with a bang but with a whimper. We’ll see.