Tuesday, May 18, 2010

endings - a love and hate affair

Hi,

I'm nearing the end of my first draft ( a mere 10K shorter than planned but with lots of ideas how to reach the wordcount goal in revision), and I notice that I begin to procrastinate again. This happens every time I get close to the showdown of a story (exception: short stories).

It is such a good time for writing, since life has pretty much returned to normal, but instead of my usual 1000-1500 words per day, I can't manage more that 800-900. And that's not because I have problems with my planned ending. I've been looking forward to that end ever since I started writing the story. Somehow, I just seem reluctant to let the story go. Does that happen to other writers, too?

Well, off to work we go...
Cat

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Neglected

Hi,

I'm very sorry that I neglected this blog. There was so much going on that I just didn't find the time to write anything useful. As you can see by my word-count-o-meter in the sidebar (which I do update regularly), I reached the homestretch of my current WIP "Waffenruhe/Swordplay". At the same time, I had a second request for the full manuscript of "Thicker Than Water" which shows me that my skills of query-writing have improved somewhat.

Also, my eldest daughter decided to move out. It wasn't easy to find the right place, took a lot of time to get everything sorted, and the rearrangements in my family life are not over yet. But she is happy in her new home and already made some friends.

All in all, a good time - if busy.
Enjoy life,
Cat