August 03, 2004
Wow, let me just dust things off around here, shall I? It's been a crazy couple of months, but my fingers are crossed that perhaps things might return to something resembling normal any minute now.
(You hear that, Universe? I said, ANY. MINUTE. NOW.)
I'm starting to get that itch, the one that says I need to write, and soon. I've been looking at my priorities again, and I'm forced to ask myself, just how many reruns of Law & Order does one need to watch, really? I'm starting to let my reasons for not writing turn into excuses for not writing, and that just needs to stop.
First on my list of things I want to work on is a revision of "Sic Transit Gloria" which recently came back with some highly complimentary comments and an invitation to rewrite and resubmit. The rewrites are pretty much done on paper, I just need to input them.
I'm also turning The Exile's Daughter over and over in my head. I've wondered, pretty much since I started writing it, if it wouldn't make a better YA novel than an 'adult' novel. The conflicts and subplots seem like the type that would appeal more to adolescents, maybe, than adults (which isn't to say that adults couldn't enjoy it--and for that matter, unless my readers are just being polite, haven't enjoyed it). I'm starting to think that maybe, just maybe, I've been away from the story long enough to actually start rewriting it, no really for real I mean it this time. I think I'm just going to have to bug Mer for rewriting tips, since now she's the experienced one here. ;)
We'll see. I'm all a-tingle with nervous anticipation.