Two and a half weeks and the second manuscript is done. YAY! *grin* This one is the stand alone, What Could Have and finished at an approximate 30K in words, leaving it at a novella.
I tell you, when writing my work, whether it be something short to just goof off or even like Coming Home, which was 90K in words, it’s always such an emotional roller coaster, much like the publishing process, in order to complete your work.
The characters get in your head and you find yourself thinking about what they want to do next as your grocery shopping, running, driving, listening to “What’s her face” drone on and on and on and on….it simply just because the characters, as I’ve said before, get in your head. They make their presence known and while I was hoping for a different ending to What Could Have, Lucas and Annabelle pushed for their ending. Again, it’s not a Happily Ever After, but it is Just.
Now that I’m finished with this one, I have a few requests on the plate to get some other things done. I’ve been asked to co-write a book with another author and while we have two entirely different writing styles, I do think this book will end up being interesting. And as I know it currently, I will be focusing on the female aspect of the book. (HOLY CROW, that’s a new one! LOL)
This author is someone I admire and also a great blogger who is well known in the community. Until we get closer to the end of the book, I’m gonna keep her name quiet but what I can tell you is she totally rocks. She’s given me a ton of great advice on my road to being published and look, all I had to do was take her out to lunch. *winks*
This author asked me a week ago what my goals were as an Author. Hers for 2012 was to publish some twenty books! Good lord, if I only had that kind of time. But, being a mom, a dog owner, and working full time, my writing comes often in third or even fourth place. I’ve set me bar low when compared to some but for me it’s a feat to achieve. I’m setting my published goal at five for the year. We’ll see how that goes.
Coming shortly after this co-written book will be the first in the Vindictive series. I’ll explain more on that series and the characters surrounding it a bit later.
I’m gonna leave you with this for the night as the ending to What Could Have has put me in a somber mood. Friendships, relationships and family all have different types of love surrounding them. What’s important to remember is that love all comes from one place. And as cheesy as this may sound, (and believe me I’m much for throwing up when it comes to cheese) it’s important to not take any instance in which that love can be communicated, for granted. People come and people go all the time. It’s the now that’s important. And the now that matters.
Happy Thursday folks and happy writing.