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Book is done and off to CP.  I finished at 2:30 this morning.  Had actually gone to bed and couldn’t sleep and the house was all quiet, so I got up and knocked it out.  Like I’ve said before, I write better at night.

(And I did have a scary encounter with a brown recluse, so it’s kind of amazing I did finish.)

The funny thing about writing books for me is my own inability to judge them.  I alternate between thinking that a book is good only to think it’s terrible the next day.  Unfortunately, I spend more time thinking the latter.  I was shocked when DOTT got all that excitement last year.  It’s not that I think DOTT is bad, I don’t.  In fact, I think it has a very cool, very original idea.  But I can always find parts that need work.

Yeah, I can be a serial tweak-er.

I’m getting better. 😉

Right now, I like this book.  Hopefully my CP and agent will as well.  We’ll see.  It’s the first in a trilogy and already, the second and third books are whispering in my ears.  I may have to break my rule about writing the second in a series before it’s bought.

So, I’m taking off a few days to do summer things with the kids, clean and work on critiques for Rachel.  😉


  1. May 27, 2009    

    congrats on finishing! (and on surviving the recluse–those things are prominent in my nightmares) and I feel you on the roller-coaster own-book-opinion thing. Have fun on your days off!

  2. May 27, 2009    

    Yay on finishing the book! I had to google image the brown recluse. {:0 Scary stuff.

  3. May 27, 2009    

    Congrats on finishing! You know I can’t wait to read this. Try not to forget me once you get your ARC’s 😉

    Seriously, I hope all goes well with CP and the agent.

  4. May 27, 2009    

    Thanks Bonnie and Lynn! And sorry you looked up the recluse bite. It is scary stuff. Luckily, they’re um, reclusive normally.

    Preternatural, I certainly won’t forget to get you on the ARC list once I have them. Not even close at this point unfortunately.

  5. May 28, 2009    

    YAY!! 😀 (For the book finishing. Not for the spider.)

    Maybe you can talk sense into my brain about the not going “aw hell, let’s just write the next book” regarding things that haven’t sold.

  6. May 28, 2009    

    I’ll be honest, I struggled with this book because of things that haven’t sold. My disapointment is profound. I spend a lot of time thinking about it and it took everything I had daily to work on another book. In my heart, I was hoping DOTT would have sold and I’d be working on book two in that series by now.

    I love this book, but wow, is it scary sending something out there again. 😉

    We just have to do what the other writers say is the best course. Forget about it the best you can and write the next one. I have scrolling across my screen.

  7. Jen Jen
    May 28, 2009    

    Go Rinda! It sounds like you’ve put so much hard work in to this, and I bet your CP and agent love it.

    I also can’t wait to read it! From what you’ve said, it sounds like the kind of thing I love.

    And I know exactly what you mean about writing the second book in a series that hasn’t sold. I really struggled with that about six months ago, and I ended up writing the first 50 pages. Then, I did revisions for my agent which ended up changing the direction I wanted to go with book two so…whoops. 😉 So, I’m working on new material only until I (hopefully!) get that deal.

  8. May 29, 2009    

    Congrats on finishing your book. You’ve been working so very hard, Rinda. Please do take time to fill the well and enjoy your family. And give yourself a big spider-free hug from me. 😉

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