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December 28, 2016

Restless…

Filed under: Writer's thoughts — michelle sodaro @ 1:24 pm
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Some of the best advice I have ever heard about writing was to work on something new immediately after finishing something, and I have to be honest, this has never been a problem for me as I was always starting new projects (much to the dismay of my current projects and the prospect of actually finishing anything).

The past year and a half I have devoted to finishing projects I have had “done” for a while. Case in point…First Down was published this month and I had originally started the series on the first day of 2012. One one hand, I need things to percolate a bit…on the other hand, get it together, Michelle.

So I am in editing mode for the next two books of Lucky Charms and that is great. Stealing Second  will be out in March to kick off baseball season, and Hat Trick will be out in June and keep all things moving right along. After those two are edited, I will be editing Driven West, which was my National Novel Writing Month project for 2015. This is due out in September 2017.

I love having these projects in editing mode. I love having them closer and closer to ready to be out in the world. It is so exciting to know that at the end of 2017, I will have 10 books out (with Dear Teaching, my NaNo for this year, finishing out the set).

Having so many projects in edit mode though, has me a bit restless. The idea behind beginning a new project immediately upon clicking send is to keep the excitement up…like a new crush after a breakup…just reminds you that you are alive and you don’t spend all of your time worrying and wondering about what you just finished up. Being in editing mode is more work than writing…almost like breaking up with someone and starting up with someone new 6 months into a relationship…if I may continue the metaphor).

So I am just a little bit restless…but will brainstorm and freewrite about future projects to keep the energy alive.

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4 Comments »

  1. Interesting advice! Also I’m secretly admiring you for finishing AND publishing your work. I’m so scared to have anybody read any of mine lol

    Comment by franklisasdiary — December 28, 2016 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

    • It’s hard to put your soul out there for anyone to see…and judge…but it is so amazing to get to see your finished work. If you want a beta reader, when you get “there” let me know. I would be happy to share my thoughts.

      Comment by michelle sodaro — December 28, 2016 @ 2:21 pm | Reply


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