StepsPosted: January 19, 2012 Filed under: Odds and Ends | Tags: Change, Escape, Nanowrimo, publication, steps, writing Leave a comment
I’ve gotten Escape all ready to be published, I’m just waiting for the time to be right.
I’m back to working on the sequel to Change. I already had quite a bit of it done, as I started it back in July, shortly after I finished Change, but I set it aside in October to focus on what I was going to work on in November for NaNoWriMo. I spent all of November focused on my NaNo project, and all of December recovering from November… Oh, and doing the Christmas thing with the family.
The hiatus did a couple of things, it let me and my characters rest. We were all tired from the push to finish change, and heading straight into it’s sequel. By the the first of January, when I started the final edits on Change, Nickie and Devon were coming to me in that space between awake and asleep and telling me it was time, time to continue their story. By the time I got finished with Change and Escape and could get back to the book, they had come to me several times, telling me bits and pieces of the story yet to come. Leaving me a bread trail on where to start.
Now, I’m back at it, and things are going great. I have scenes I know exactly what happens I just need to get them down, and others that I know vaguely what will happen but when I sit down to work on them they grow, expand and take on a life of their own. This is one of my favorite parts of writing. Not having to struggle with what to do next, but the characters telling me, using me as their conduit to get their story told.