Sunday, July 18, 2010

Top Sekrit Project

Brace yourself. I'm about to begin this post with the most cliched opening possible:

So sorry I haven't blogged in a while!

But I have a very good reason: I've been writing. A lot.

I'm working on a brand-new novel. Can't tell you about it yet. Top sekrit. Shhh... I may have already said too much. *ducks and hides*

Seriously, though, I'm having the BEST time writing this book. All I want to do is write it. I resent having to sleep because it's perfectly good writing time wasted. (Plus I've been having these tremendously boring dreams. Other night, I dreamed we ran out of paper towels. Ooh, exciting. Go, subconscious, go.)

I think my writing process has changed a bit with this novel. I used to speed through the first draft as quickly as possible so I could get to the fun part of writing -- revising -- where the story comes to life. My rule was always: write to the end and don't look back. This time, though, every time the writing slows, I stop, backtrack, and restart from the point at which it started to slow. It feels sort of like a two-steps-forward-one-step-back kind of dance.

At any rate, it's working, and I'm working hard, and I can't wait to tell you guys all about my new Top Sekrit Project!!!

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