I’m done – again! 7 drafts later, reaching the end doesn’t feel like as much of an accomplishment as the first time round, but it still feels good to have that pressure off. I made my deadline (Saturday) and since then have been recharging by curling up with a book, a glass of wine, and a little bit of dark chocolate.
I’ve been doing some guilty pleasure reading: the kind that includes ‘well-built’ cowboys, shared feelings, and mouth watering food cooked on the campfire. E found the book at the airport and recommend it to me when he was done with it. “It starts off pretty good, but the middle is a little boring because it’s all talking. It gets good again at the end though. Oh and I think you need to add more sex to your novels.” Funny fellow, that husband of mine. Switching off the writer brain to just enjoy a story has been a nice change of pace.
I’ll be attending the Surrey International Writer’s Conference (SIWC) on Friday. I’m only attending one day, and doing only one pitch. I’m trying not to worry too much, because last time it went well and this time I’ll actually have a finished novel to sell. Still, the shy side of me gets jittery just thinking about it.
PS If you’re going to be there, let me know! Tweet me, or leave a message here 😉
…And I’m inappropriately excited to have procured mesh ball for loose leaf tea at the dollar store. I do drink a lot of tea, and the moderately better stock doesn’t come in individual bags. I’ll finally be able to get to a package of genmaicha I’ve held onto for a while! Ahh the simple pleasures.
What have you been up to lately?