Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Spirits


No, that's not my arm. I am not that hairy...or a man.

I'm in excellent spirits lately (If not a little anxious). I've been done with the latest edit to Scar-Crossed for a while and I've been waiting on beta reactions for more than a month. Needless to say, for me, waiting on other people is the hardest part about being a writer. But, patience is a virtue. Just one that I don't possess in great quantities.

Anyway, I'm slowly getting responses and so far, I seem to have done what I set out to do. Let's just hope my agent thinks so too! I've still got ten more days until the beta deadline hits. (BTW, How sad is that, I'm not counting down days till x-mas because I want gifts, but because I want edits, lol. I'm flirting with the idea of taking bets on how many of my betas actually finish by then. Who knows, maybe they'll surprise me and I don't have to be disappointed by another dozen-some-odd people who say they will do something for me and then completely fall through on it. Yes, that is a bitter tone in my type.

Besides that, I'm in high spirits because what I have heard so far is good and I'm hoping to hear some more good. I'm also finally plugging away at my Steampunk. Slowly, but surely. I just like to visualize myself as one of the half-baked pieces of machinery in my novel. Capable of great things, just very slow at achieving them. I'm trying to get the bulk of it on paper by the end of the year and spend the next few months polishing it.

I'm also seriously wrestling the sequel to Scar-Crossed. I know I should have it on the back-burner, but my fans are getting restless and I feel I might have a demi-revolution on my hands if my beta readers don't get to find out what happens next. Originally, I had most of it written and then decided I didn't like it. Yeah, story of my life, I know. But, I've been getting a lot of ideas lately, so hopefully one of them will lead to the golden egg. Hopefully it's this really good idea I had this morning...