Books. I LOVE books. In fact, I would rather spend any spare money on books than clothes and or shoes. Books take you away from the humdrum of everyday life. The good ones stick with you, become a part of you.
Go shopping? Is there a book store nearby? No? I’ll pass, thank you. Go out to party? Have you seen my TBR pile? There are books waiting and waiting to be read. I must give them my attention.
I have travelled worlds, lived lives, fell in love and lust, and have been swept away to different time periods. All through the magic of books. So, as I sit…working on the second book in The Veil Series, I want to give that gift to those who read the story.
There is a theory, that you should vomit out your story onto the page, and clean up the mess later. Frankly, I’m not a fan of vomit. Though, the theory may have some merit. I have been accused by a few, of overthinking things. The small details can be added later. My fear is, later…I may not know what the small details I was struggling to include were any longer and I will miss something. There is no doubt that that something could very well be pointed out by an editor, but I would kind of like to avoid the sea of red ink on my manuscript. lol. I’m striving for perfection on the draft, and it would be fair to say, it’s kicking me solidly in the hiney.
There are times when I can see the whole scene, and yet the words to convey what my mind’s eye sees escape me. Other times, it all unfolds as I type each word and there is no thinking to done at all. I love those times. I marvel at the authors that can produce more than one book in any given year. I recently read a post by a well known writer that she had three manuscripts heading to the editors, and another author was working on multiple books at the same time. It boggles my mind and leaves me in awe. Will I ever get to the point that I can claim to be doing either of those things? Who knows. In the meantime, I will keep plunking at the keys to get my one book out this summer. Wish me luck and send coffee and beignets!
Until next week….Happy Reading! ~ ❤ ~