I was quite hopeful that I would have most of my book done this weekend. It is the second time writing the thing, and since I started last summer, it is the longest I’ve taken to finish a book since I started writing nearly 20 years ago.
I find myself frustrated that I’m still writing the book. I want to put it away and work on something new.
But I know myself. I am linear. I finish what I start and move on. Always going forward.
Each book teaches something. Sometimes I don’t want to learn those things.
Or maybe I don’t want the Syn-Ens to end. You would think as a writer I can choose to continue to write the series. But this book is where the story fairy packs up her magic dust and sprinkles it on another field of imagination. Sure, there may be a spin off of the children and the frayed threads left behind the Meek being reborn.
But it won’t be this year. Probably not even next.
In the meantime, I blocked out the rest of the book. I thought I had 9 chapters to go.
Turns out there are 11 left, which means probably 15 or so to go. This after already writing 32 and about 85K words. Before the end of the month. That’s my new and improved deadline. Smashed in there with 4 days of Phoenix Comicon starting on Thursday. I will do it. I need to move on. I need to say goodbye.
Wish me luck.
I enjoyed the Syn-En series, and I’m happy to know there will be more. I’ve moved on to Hadean, though, and I hope there’s at least one more that ties up the loose ends. Do you have just one newsletter? I signed up for the first one, and I’m sure the romances will be interesting, but I am more of a sci-fi person. Thanks for your books!
Thanks so much! I have 3 newsletters for my many personalities:D-apocalyptic, romance, and scifi, and I think you signed up for them all. At the moment, I’m planning for 3 more Hadean books to wrap everything up (could be 4). But book #4 won’t be out until 2018 as I’ve lots of research to do so I know how bad I can make things (insert evil laugh). I hope to start 3 more series this year (fingers crossed)-1 scifi/fantasy, 1 dystopian/apocalyptic, and 1 romance. Then start 2 more in 2018 (1 scifi/thriller and 1 scifi/apocalyptic, maybe even another space opera one too). There’s a story queue in my head that’s quite long. I just have to find the time to write.