Yes, I know its not Monday, which is my usual posting day, but I have been swamped lately. I have finished, F I N I S H E D my novel, Shadow Warrior. This is the sequel to my Shadow Dancer novel published last fall. It is formatted and edited (hopefully) to the best of my ability and is right this very moment, officially in the paws of my publisher. Woo Hoo!
Now comes the hard part: The waiting. Nail biting, worry inducing, stomach aching waiting. I hate this part. What if they don’t like it, or worse hate it? What if what I think is a great story actually sucks? Most times I would just jump back into another story and get moving writing it, but my brain wont stop the “what if” cycle that spinning and circling around in there.
My shorter stories I don’t have this type of issue with. Oh I am invested in their future, but not heartbreakingly if rejected (not that it doesn’t upset me – I wish it didn’t, but alas it does every single time). My novels though, they have my soul in them. They have my time, my energy, my frustrations. A ‘no’ on one of my novel submissions tend to depress me for days. No, I’m not wailing in the streets, but the weight of that one little word, tends to hang on.
So to try to combat my neurosis, today I have decided that I am going to read a new book. Any recommends?
Have a great week everyone.