Sunday night, I reached the end on my contemporary novel that will release in January of 2014. Sunday is normally my day of rest, but sometimes a book doesn’t cooperate and extra writing time must be grabbed wherever available. Today I’ll be busy proofing and polishing and getting ready to send it to my editor. And once it is sent, I have to hit the ground running on major revisions on my next historical. Those revisions are due much too soon. And then I need to start a novella. Ack!
Am I having fun yet?
Well, yes. I am. Sure, a lot of the time writing is hard work. Most of the time it’s hard. Sometimes it’s brutal. It takes a toll mentally and physically (all that sitting, sitting, sitting). Spiritually, it stretches me, too, because I’m seeking to share truths about the Christian walk as one thread of the storyline.
When asked what my favorite part of being a writer is, I answer, “Having written.” This is not unique to me. Many writers answer the same way. It feels good to have written “the end.” Okay, I don’t actually type those words. They’re implied by <<<>>>.
There will be revisions and edits to go through in the coming weeks and months. I’ll be revisiting the story again and again. But now there is something to build upon, something to improve. That feels good.