I feel like a slug. I’m trying to get started on my agent’s suggested revisions of my proposal, but nothing is happening.
Okay, that’s a lie. A lot is happening IN MY HEAD where it all needs to happen before it goes onto the page. Yet it makes me restless and cranky when I’m not seeing any proof of my work.
Crap, now I sound like a math teacher telling students to “show their work.” Which makes me think, it’s a good thing readers never demand to “see the work” that goes on behind the scenes of a book. I usually have folders, a notebook, computer files and random pieces of paper that would make zero sense to anyone but me.
In fact, back when I was writing SINFUL MAGIC, Wizard was doing something at my desk, when he found a sheet of paper. Since my office is in the room that’s supposed to be the formal dining room, I could see him from the kitchen when he swiveled around in the chair and looked at me. “What is this?”
I look at the item in his hand. “Looks like a sheet of paper, Wizard.” Seriously, them man has multiple degrees, you’d think he know what paper looks like.
“Funny. What I mean is when did you start writing poetry?”
I blinked. Me? Poetry? Was he drunk? Then I realized what he was holidng and said, “It’s not poetry, it’s Dyfyr’s story.”
The blank look on his face was priceless. “Whats’ a Dyfyr?”
I’m totally amused now. “He’s a dragon. He lived centuries ago, and now he’s waking. Of all the things I’m unsure of in this book, Dyfyr is the one absolutely thing I am sure of.”
Wizard carefully put the sheet of paper down where he found it, then he got up, came into the kitchen and poured a couple glasses of wine and then handed me one. “You are scary, Witch.”
“Your fault for looking through my work.”
He lifted his wine glass. “Touche.”
Which is why I really don’t think anyone really wants me to “show my work” that leads up to the actual book.
Got any random musings to share today?