Life (and writing) Go On
Writing is weird. I have been amid final edits to my book. I have spent time on my website and getting email set up and marketing aspects - lots of back office items
I have neglected a lot, including communicating with my publisher and other contacts. It's been two weeks. I will address that problem tomorrow.
I have to spend some time getting ready for a workshop this coming weekend at the University of Iowa Summer Writers Festival. I need to schedule a few other sessions.
Then, I've started to work on my second book, again. I've already done work on it, including
I know what I want to do with this next
Book one is "Nothing Special-Just A Life: A 60-something-year-old looks back on life." Book two: "Life Goes On: Wait, Wait-there's more to the story, I forgot to tell you ..." Book three: "A Place To Call Home." The 2nd and 3rd titles are tentative.
Anyway, this week I had lots of thoughts, and I came up with the beginning of book 2. It is so weird to experience the creative process. I wish I could explain it - and better still, understand it.
The process led me to spelling bees and the grade school world of “show and tell.” My book begins with those subjects. If that piques your curiosity, great. Don't ask me what will follow - if I tell you, you won't buy the book., and I can use all the royalties I can muster.
I am having fun with where I am - who the beginning is going. I am more confident
We will walk away disappointed - at least a little and will head off back home in the dark, but with a glint of a little light of hope. We will smile and sit down in our individual writer's world banging out words, each knowing the process will stop, we will head to the Haunts - again, and repeat the process again and again until we've run out of words and the story
Life is weird.
Life goes on ...