01 July 2011

So. Much. Work!

I have been in the editing trenches with GUARDIANS for a few weeks now but have stuck my head up to get some fresh hair this week. I figure, vacation is a great time for a breather.

Yesterday, I wrote the first 1k for a new WIP, something I'll get to once ,GUARDIANS is all nice and shiny. I haven't been able to get myself to turn back to editing this week and so have thought about writing more for this new story, but honestly, that thought makes me feel like this...

Overwhelmed! I love my MC (male), the POV (first person, present tense), and setting for this new WIP, but seriously, I just finished writing 74k of words for GUARDIANS and am thinking of jumping right back in? So. Much. Work.

For now, I think I'm going to keep enjoying my vacation and worry about writing when I get back to the real world. In fact, Graceling is sitting on my couch waiting for me to read. That sounds perfect and very stress free.

Tell me, do you get overwhelmed when you think about starting a new WIP?


  1. Yep. Hugely overwhelmed. And I'm the type of person who has to be working on more than one project to stop myself getting bored. I have ideas for four more books in my head, it can't be good having so many imaginary people knocking about in my head.

    Hope you enjoyed your vacation!

  2. Yes, feeling the same right now!! Going to start on book #2. So. Much. Work. This time around it shouldn't be as hard though, right?

  3. Take a break and come back charged up! Then it won't seem so overwhelming...that's if you can stop thinking about it!

  4. I always feel overwhelmed when I start, but once I'm a little way in, it always feels so much easier than I expected it to be. But then, there's always a point somewhere in the middle where it gets all overwhelming all over again.

    Anyway. Taking a break isn't going to hurt you. Sometimes it's good to walk away from the desk for a while. When you come back, you'll be that much more refreshed and ready to plunge in.

  5. Thanks, guys :) Your comments have been really helpful. I'm giving myself another day of break then I'm jumping right back in!

  6. Oh, sometimes I really do! I say you read that book (I loved it btw) and it may get your writing juices revved up again so when you come off your vacation you will be primed and ready to go:)