Yeah, so I'm a little grumpy. It took me years to tame my (admittedly monumental) author's ego ...
So, okay, Marketing does not like my title. Now what?
The juice to write is apparently still there, flowing hot and strong.
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.
Just getting started is HUGE. The inner drive to set down that image that won't leave us alone ...
When you're a writer, you have the career bonus of being your own boss ... except ...