Been a busy week but now deadlines have been met, new writing is out in the universe and things are settling down a bit. Of course, met deadlines don’t mean I can do nothing. No, the whole point of deadlines is to get things out there so you can work on new things. For me, that means I can now focus on the novel in progress.
It’s been hard not working on the current novel for the last couple of weeks while I met these deadlines, like good friends I haven’t been able to see in a bit. I dropped off the completed novel at Jesperson yesterday and then went straight to Starbucks where I had a Cinammon Dolce Latte and got right back into the swing of things with the characters in A Few Kinds of Wrong. You know a book is going well when you find it hard to stay away from the writing, when the characters call out to you while you’re taking the dishes out of the dishwasher, or you hear their songs on the radio and a part of you gets excited, anxious to get back to them and see what they’re going to do.
And there are still more deadlines—freelance technical writing to get done, another writing contest deadline on Monday, and stuff to edit for WORD, the newsletter of the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador. But the big ones are out of the way, the ones that have been looming over my head. and today all I have to do is go sliding with my family and then out for a late Valentine’s Day supper this evening. But I have a feeling I’ll be doing some writing as well, just to see what those old friends are up to.