Monday, July 20, 2009

writing to finsh, or writing to escape...?

Fell over my deadline at 11.17 p.m. last night. After I hit the send button, I felt good for about two minutes before the doubts set in.

That's normal, mind you. For me, it happens with every book, and I'd be surprised if it didn't happen to every author on tight deadlines.

Now, however, there's a tiny hiatus to enjoy before the revisions wing their way back... (Although, wouldn't you know -- I've already started thinking about my next book. And, of course, it's going to be so much better. Every book is always going to be better than the last when it's still just the kernel of an idea.)

Still... I went for a nice long walk this morning, and I have a long list (which I must write down) of Things To Do.

My mum's arriving next week, so there's baking to be done, and the Australian Romance Writer's conference is looming, so there's dress-up clothes to consider, and I have things to post to friends, bills to pay, and a website to update, and the hairdresser to visit...

Many times, I am sure that writing is a very pleasant way to hide from real life. :)


Michelle Douglas said...

Congratulations on meeting your deadline, Barb, and enjoy your hiatus.

The upcoming conference has been on my mind too, am really looking forward to it!

2paw said...

As an avid reader I thought 'Hurrah!!" because that means I will soon have another one of your books to read!!
Enjoy your holiday from writing. It all sounds very busy!!

Lacey Devlin said...

Well aren't you good baking for your mother? My mother appreciates me more when I DON'T bake ;) So does the fire department...

I love that you "fell" over the finish line :) and I can't wait for it to hit the shelves... I don't suppose you accidentally emailed it to me as well?? ;)

JoyfullyHis said...

Well done! I can't wait to read it!