So, What Now?

It’s been a week and a half since When Words Collide, and my head is swimming with the knowledge I’ve gained. Last Monday, I stared at my computer screen for at least an hour thinking, I should write, I should be writing, but what should I write? I should be working on editing my book, I could be writing the new one, I should be building my social media presence, by writing blog posts, I could be tweeting. One way or another I need to move forward, so how do I do that? I could outline all of the plot points in my story and make sure they’re in the right place. I could write up a synopsis detailing my plot for interested parties. But really, none of this matters unless I get the thing edited to a point where I can start querying agents, so I should be editing right? I should bring up the comments my critique group have painstakingly written and attempt to wade through them, even if while helpful, I will find them mildly depressing. I could keep forging ahead with the second book, which frankly is more attractive, but there’s a voice in my head that says, “JUST FINISH THE FIRST ONE!!! DO YOU WANT TO BE IN THE SAME POSITION IN A YEAR???” I want to harness this post When Words Collide drive, and move forward, but in which direction? I know I’ll figure it out, but right now, I’m frustrated by my indecisive drive.


And welcome to my website! It was lovingly designed by my reluctant husband after a series of subtle hints, (AKA I asked him repeatedly until he caved.) If you’ve navigated here in an attempt to learn about me as a writer, I’m touched! Like most things in my life, this website is a work in progress and this post is my first blog post since my deadjournal days when I used to rant about living with my parents, and why Luis and Sheridan just couldn’t get it together on Passions (*Note, I was 17, so my tastes have evolved slightly.)I’ve never been any good at blogging. I stress out about what to say, how often to say it, so I’m not going to blog about anything serious. Nor can I commit to writing with any habitual regularity. Instead I’m going to write about subjects that catch my fancy, funny things that happen to me, and the occasional topic about writing. Hopefully this is all appealing to you and if you’re waiting for the end of this post, congratulations, you’ve made it!