The calm before the storm

18 Sep

It’s that time again. One project finished, myriad unfinished and I’m biding my time before I get sucked into editing Hell.

Do you know how hard it is to concentrate on a current project knowing that the evil editing monster is lurking just beyond the horizon?

I have about four works in progress and should pick up one and work on it. But do I? No. I wrote a short story. That was fun. I’ve been on Facebook a TON! Suddenly I’m the best email correspondent ever. My kitchen is almost clean. I’ve even signed on for an online course about writing conflict in romance. But I need to settle in an write.

One of my works in progress really has my attention, meaning I’m thinking about it all the time. It’s a suspense-kinda book. It’s got its sex scenes, don’t worry, but it’s also got a lot of drama in it. I really like it. It’s about a drug dealer, Sara, and her unsuspecting new girlfriend, Cullen. The drug dealer finds herself in hot water. Does she admit to her new girlfriend what’s going on? Or does she handle it on her own? And is there really anyway for Sara to keep it from Cullen as they get closer and closer emotionally?

What do you think? Sounds like the premise for a decent book, no? But how can I give it the attention it deserves knowing that soon my attention will be ripped away from it as I delve into the edits and rewrites of Escapades (yes – if you didn’t know – my fourth novel has just been accepted for publication – more on this as details become available)

So now I guess I can add blogging to my list of procrastination methods.

I’d love to hear what other authors do in the lull before the editing starts. Do you keep writing? If so, how do you find the motivation?

OK, I feel better griping for a few. I think I’m gonna go write now. Really… after I check my email… one.. more.. time…


Posted by on September 18, 2012 in Writing


3 responses to “The calm before the storm

  1. sarahsolmonson

    September 18, 2012 at 19:41

    Since editing isn’t a one time shot, I like to take at least a weeklong hiatus from writing anything deeper than a grocery list before returning to that very special Editing Circle of Hell. Congrats on your publication!

  2. Morgayne

    September 19, 2012 at 08:27

    Congratulations MJ on the publication of your fourth book! Warmest, Morgayne

    • mjwilliamz

      September 19, 2012 at 12:10

      Thanks, Morgayne! I’m pretty excited!!!!


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