Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Still here...

I know it's been a while since I last posted. I have a deadline in Nov. and a deadline in Dec. that fall pretty close together, so I'm in a bit of a crunch to address both and get everything done.

That being said, I have learned a lot this years about time managing and scheduling, LOL!

I'm almost done with THE HOUR OF DUST & ASHES, (Charlie #3). Some days I feel really great about this book, and others I feel like every scene is BLAH. Like that phone voice in Charlie Brown, just a bunch of WA WA WA WA WA.... And then I'll find myself falling into it and two hours pass before I even realize it. And I know those scenes are good ones.

Having sold a few books now, I can say that it doesn't get any easier (quite frankly the first book I sold, having had it written before having an agent or a publisher was the easiest of the three). I still worry that every book I turn in is crap, that no one will like it, and my career is over. The level of worry is different with each one. And I have come to a better place as far as letting negative outside things affect me. But, internally, there is still the usual angst and worry... I'm starting to accept that too and realize that those emotions are good -- they fuel the fire to make me try my hardest every single time.

So maybe all that stress makes for a good book! Let's hope. If that's the case, this one should be AMAZING! ;-) Anyway, I might be a litte scarce from here until Dec... But I'll pop in here and there....

Kelly out.

4 comments:

Mike said...

You see, being concerned about the angst and worry means you care, and if you care as a writer you will never become a hack... keep up the great work and

Keep Writing!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Well, I personally can't wait to read it!

Kelly Gay said...

Thanks Mike & Melissa! Still plowing through.. starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel -- *finally*. :-)

Jax Cassidy said...

Welcome to the world of publishing! I get that way with every book I'm writing...but this paranormal was killing me and I had the same insecurities running through my head. Thankfully, I woke up from the nightmare and decided to just write. I didn't listen to the BLAHs and now I see the progress! Hope you meet your deadlines!!!!