I Miss My Book!

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It’s written, it’s typed and sent to the editor, and now the cold weather closes in and if I hadn’t finished by now, I’d be out of luck: yes, The Wind from Heaven is all done. And I’ve also written the cover blurb for His Mercy Endureth Forever, and Kirk has come up with dynamite cover artwork for it–

Now what do I do?

Yeesh! No more Bell Mountain, no more Jack and Ellayne and Martis, no more Gallgoid hatching plots in Obann City–what am I supposed to do with myself for the next six months? Just cover nooze?

Thing is, I work on a book so intently–especially when the weather won’t play ball and I’ve got to get it done in four and a half months instead of six–that to finally finish it leaves me gasping for breath. And a sense of loss!

I wonder what Violet Crepuscular would do.

12 comments on “I Miss My Book!

  1. Maybe the good Lord wants you just to rest with him for a while. 😉

    Speaking of resting (or not being able to), may I ask some prayers, please? I’ve been quite ill for the past few days, and although I thought this morning that the antibiotics were working and I was starting to recover, my temperature has begun climbing again. They’re not even sure what this is, although they’ve hazarded a guess — I mean a tentative diagnosis. There may be more tests to come. Meanwhile, I feel ghastly. I’d appreciate prayers. Thank you and God bless you all.

    1. Thank you, Lee. And you can tell I’m feverish and not quite myself by the way I used a free-floating “they” that seemed to say the antibiotics were hazarding the guess/diagnosis. I suppose I’ll be drummed out of the Retired English Professor Corps now. (Well, at least I can still make jokes.)

  2. Congratulations! I wish I could write so fast! 🙂 I suppose you could always start planning out the next book in your head and take down notes while you’re waiting. When spring comes you’ll be ready to go.

    1. I can’t do it that way anymore, Allison. I used to be Mr. Planner, down to the smallest detail. Now I pray and then wait for the Lord to give me the story. This can be kind of nerve-wracking, but it’s worked so far.

    2. Sometimes I get very antsy, wondering how the story will turn out, and not knowing until I write it. This method is not for the faint-hearted.

    3. No, definitely not! I completely pantsed Shards of Faith and that was fun but VERY stressful. Even so, I think it turned out to be the best book yet.

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