It’s a holiday and I have a lot of family coming over today. They plan to celebrate this new success in my writer’s journey and okay, there’s the birthday thing tomorrow.
My agent (And yes, I’m sooo getting off on saying that!) is already proving to be the go-getter I knew she was. She thinks a polished proposal for book two is a good idea. So I’ve spent more than twelve hours a day in my office the last two days.
I still have a job that pays the bills–one I do at home–and let me tell you, it was excruciatingly hard to concentrate this week. I ended up doing that job into the wee hours of every single morning.
The cool thing? When I finished that, I was so incredibly excited about jumping into the writing. It’s no longer just for me which is honestly a bit daunting… but…most of you know I freakin’ love a challenge. 😉
So, I stayed up late last night reworking my synopsis for book two. I’ve already completed the rewrites Miriam sent on book one and there weren’t many, but I got caught up in my own story. Its been a little while since I read it straight through and with her notes, it was like reading it with fresh eyes.
It made me realize my rudimentary synop for book two wasn’t good enough. So I pulled out research books and did one of those association pages where you just write ideas around a central theme.
The idea was already there, percolating, but actually sitting down with paper and books helped to open it wide.
So, I’ll be cramming the next couple of days and though Rachel is on a hectic deadline herself, she agreed to give the proposal a quick once over for me before it goes off with book one. Any of you who know Rachel, know a quick once-over is so not her style. This should be very interesting 😉
But today, I’ve given myself permission to enjoy the family. Okay, I got up early to work. Just a little… And I’ll come back tonight after everyone leaves…
Oh, we all know where my mind will be! My friend, Sharon Sala, told me this week. “Ride it out. This is one of the most exciting times of this career.” And yeah, okay, she called me Sweet Pea. I see I need to work on my cool, urban fantasy author image with this writer’s group. <g>