Monday, January 7, 2008

It's a Beautiful Thing

Sorry I've been so remiss in posting this week. I want to post, I really do. It's just that I don't have time. And that's because ...

I've started a new novel! It's still too early to tell whether this one is going to go anywhere, but for now, I'm having fun with it. I'm on the fourth chapter, which is enough to know I'm into it but not enough to know whether this could be The One.

I know, I know ... I hate it when people get so wrapped up in writing their new book that they neglect their friends. And you just know that if I get to chapter seven or eight and decide I'm tired of it, or worse, I hate it, or even worse, I like it but can't make it work for some reason that isn't my fault and isn't the book's fault but just is, well, you know I'm going to come crying back here, looking to my blogging buddies for support.

So let me apologize right here and now. I hope you'll understand. I hope you'll be happy for me. Most of all, I hope you find something like this for yourself. It's a beautiful thing.


Katia said...

Linda, I'm VERY happy for you, and I'm also a tiny little bit jealous, 'cause WOW I've never been able to write 4 chapters so fast. Actually, I've never gone so far as writing 4 chapters. I usually write the first, maybe the beginning of the second chapter, and I stop, and I revise the first chapter ad nauseam, and never go beyond that, and eventually turn the would-be novel into a short story, but that doesn't always work either, and so, I'm stuck. Congratulations, Linda ! What an awesome way to start a new year.

LindaBudz said...

Thanks, Katia! I should note that I tend to write VERY short chapters ... less than 1,000 words each. But I do edit as I go, so they're pretty solid chapters.

Anyway, one thing I could never do is create an entire story arc in the span of a PB, so I guess I am also a tiny bit jealous of you, too!

Anonymous said...

Ooh yay - new novel! *jumps up and down for you*

Good luck, and happy writing!

LindaBudz said...

Thanks, Andie! So far, so good. It's still keeping me up at night!