So something’s happened. I’ve talked about the new book too much.
A peek inside the telephone exchange between a writer and her agent …
Okay, I know there is a book here. I have so many images … but they’re fragmented.
After the summer Bookology hiatus, Lynne Jonell is back with all sorts of images filling her head for her new book.
Waiting for my editor … Okay, she’s busy and can’t get to it. Meantime, I can’t just wait around … a new book is knocking at my door.
I’m not just being WHINY here (well, maybe a little). But I have a FIRM DEADLINE for the finished book.
Waiting for my editor: hours turn into days, days into weeks, weeks into months …
Another good thing about waiting is … um … it BUILDS CHARACTER.
Good things about waiting for my editor to respond …
Glory be! I’ve sent off the revised book! I really, really like it. But will my editor?
The best things about a writer’s retreat is … time.
After a period of long, hard slogging … it’s a delight to sink into the peace and quiet of a week away from it all.
But my To Do list is long. And there isn’t enough space for those quiet hours of creative work; there isn’t a spot for the MUSE to land.
I haven’t made a ton of progress on the book.
There is nothing, nothing, NOTHING so crucial for success as a writer as being able to sustain a long-term SLOG.