Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sept 20

I am stupidly competitive. What I mean by that is I struggle with the word "enough." I currently have six novels complete and in various stages of query and yet, yesterday someone asked me if I was writing... and I said no- then felt guilty. Crazy!
I follow write goal on Twitter... I start to get itchy when others celebrate their 2k or 5k words done for the day...and I don't have any words. But it's only been 6 days since I finished my last book.
Six books is enough. Right? I mean seriously- it's crazy to write anything more until I sell off some of this inventory.
Thus the trip to Hobby Lobby and the purchase of yarn and knitting needles- I am going to learn how to knit socks...I am going to walk away from #writegoal on twitter. I am going to concentrate on selling what I have. I will not write anything new until January. LOL. Wish me luck!


  1. Going back and editing what you've already written counts, too!

    Besides, I hand write everything first and could never keep up with the word total...

  2. Next you will be writing about knitting!

    Morgan Mandel

  3. Ooh, I like Morgan's idea. If you're still doing romantic suspense, I can think of a good murder mystery with victims killed by knitting supplies. Reminds me of "Arsnic and Old Lace" where the old ladies end up being the murderers.

    But taking a break from creating new stuff is good too. That's what I've been doing... revising and trying to sell four different books.

  4. oh Linda and Morgan- what a great idea for a cozy...although I think someone is already doing a knitting series. Still-could be fun!

    L. Diane, I agree- revising and editing counts. It's just not as sexy-lol. Bless you for doing long hand. I couldn't-can't read my own handwriting. LOL Cheers!