Unlike some writers, I’m not completely fearful of the E word. Or even the R word (rewrite), at least I wasn’t when I wrote my first novel. Staring at my second finished MS knowing it needs edits and even re-writes, I am having the hardest time bringing myself to launch into it because the third book is vying for attention.
When I first wrote Phoenix, it was an only child, but about a year ago, it’s little sister pushed forth and now a baby brother is ready to come into the world. I’m always fiddling with Phoenix, but it’s pretty much ready to leave the nest. Pardon Falls needs some loving, but it’s yet unnamed sibling is budding and I really want to sit down and write out some passages. I think what excites me most is that one of my favorite characters from Phoenix is back, and like catching up with an old friend, I am eager to sit down with Shiloh and see what she’s up to (which is always no-good).
I have the perfect excuse. My printer is acting up. I edit much better on paper (don’t worry, I use both sides so only a few trees were harmed during the writing of my novels). And, today promises to be absolutely glorious and one of my pleasures in life is writing on my back patio on a gorgeous day.
So, it’s settled. The Muse, Technology God and Weather God are all telling me to spend today writing the opening of my third and final book in the Phoenix series. Who knows, maybe something will come forth in this book that needs to be added to the second.
Of course I’ll be listening to this song all day: U2’s Beautiful Day