What Am I Doing?
This month, I put my characters through the big D. And I do mean Dallas.
While I thought I had written my second roadtrip romance last November, my publisher didn't love the way I had gone about it. So, in order to get the contracts, I needed to rewrite it.
I don't know about you, but once I get my head wrapped around something one way, it's hard for me to picture it any other. Especially after pounding out about 60,000 words about it that way.
But, onward and upward. This month, I finally got to tackle it. And, I have to admit, I like this version better.
Honestly, when this year started, I wasn't sure how everything would go. I had plans, of course. I jumped in and wrote a book back in February (one I hadn't even planned to write this year, but that my muse wouldn't let go--and it may turn into another series). So, I thought, I will write at least one of my roadtrip romances this summer.
Well, my muse decided to take a vacation between the two books, and the longer I waited, the longer I wondered if I was going to be able to write anything else at all this year. After all, with a novella and a novel coming out later in the fall, edits and marketing would probably take away from any writing time I'd normally snag then.
But it worked. School let out and my brain unfroze. And over 60,000 words later, my book has been rewritten. I was even able to save a few pieces of the original, which made me feel better about it.
The roadtrip romances will start to release next June and come out every six months. I'm very excited about this series, and I hope you're going to love them just as much as I do.
I was also gifted a few edits to do on my novella this month, and was able to tackle those fairly easily and send them back in. Those were something I'd expected next month, so it threw me off my game a little, but not enough to keep me from moving forward with both projects.
I'm hoping to knock out my novella for next year before the end of the summer since those only take a couple weeks for me to write. And it's set in summer, so it's the perfect time to write it. ;-)
We'll see if I get anything else written this year, but if not, I'm okay with that. Because I've already written TWO manuscripts this year. And that's been my standard for the last few. I'm living up to my word of the year--maintain. Keeping the pace. Moving forward but not forcing myself past what I can handle.
Have you accomplished anything big this year? Have any slumps you had to work through and get over?
6/28/2021 08:12:36 am
I had a similar experience with my WIP. I thought it was finished, but I was told the heroine’s journey wasn’t really the focus. I actually had a clearer view of the hero in my head. While rewriting I gave in and let him “have” the major part of the story. So much better!
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