Sorry I took so long writing a more positive post. I didn't spend the whole day steaming. I didn't even spend the whole morning steaming. Get it out and then let it go - that's my motto. (Not that it doesn't irritate me anew every time I look at it. Hubby bent it back, but it's still squonky.) Plus, I called Mom. No matter how bad my mood is, she always seems to cajole me out of it - without even trying. Almost 40, and yes, I still need my mom. Always will. ;o)
Anyway, it's been a slow week for the most part. After I finished the last round of edits, I took the week off... Well, kinda. The day after I finished, I started working on the plot for a sequel. I made myself put that down, though. I'm still not quite ready to be back in that world. Instead, I started work on an old idea. I started this one last year... or maybe the year before... (after a while, they all blur together). A few weeks ago I had an epiphany about this project and now I'm ready to hit it with guns ablazin'.
You see, I was trying to write this idea as a YA and I was having problems getting into the head of a teenage girl. Hard to believe since I spend most of my time with one. LOL Once I shifted the age of the MC, the plot started to fall into place. Yesterday I broke my word about taking a week off and started plotting for this. For those of you who've been around a while, you may remember seeing a word-meter called EQ. Well, that's the one and I'm getting excited about the story again. Yay me.
So, it's back into the speculative fiction fray again. I loved writing the paranormal - DLN - and I can't wait to play in that world some more, but I think my real first love is in speculative. Maybe one will sell and start a stampede for the others. Time will tell. Until then, I'll just keep writing.
Other than that, I've read a few books this week. I just finished the last book from my Whatcha Readin'? post. I still have one book left in my TBR pile, but it's an epic fantasy and I'm just not in the mood. Maybe I'll hit a couple Erle Stanley Gardner mysteries or pick up an old Piers Anthony. Heh, I could even go totally weird and read a non-fiction - ya know, just for kicks.
What have you been up to lately?
And to everyone who was so supportive this morning... Your words really helped. Thanks, guys.