And now I am working hard on two more wips...
I certainly hope it doesn't take me another year to get one of them done. I was in the middle of working hard on a shifter story, when all of a sudden, out of the blue, a lightning bolt struck, and I had to quickly get it in writing (or at least a bit of it) before I lost the train of thought. So now I am madly switching back and forth, trying to keep from going stagnant while trying hard to keep the thread firmly in mind.
When I first started writing, I was using one of these old manual typewriters...and a LOT of paper. Having my trusty computers now, I can type my heart out, and never have to wad up and toss a dozen sheets out when I realize my mind has taken a wrong turn.
Well, I just sent in a contract on Skinwalker's Woman, and I am now waiting for first edits. I hope this old-fart brain of mine can handle two wips and edits all at the same time.
I am totally a pantser when I write...and often, when I come up with a great thought in the middle of a story, I have to go back and adjust the first part to fit in with the middle. LOL! In fact, I have been known to write the ending first, then go back and build it from the inside out. A few times, back in the good old days, I would sit at my typewriter and I wouldn't move as long as my muse kept spouting. Except bathroom and coffee breaks, that is.
I have many pals who totally outline a story and can present a query letter without a blink, while this old lady finishes the entire story before self-editing, and only then does she sub it. I know myself too well. I might sub a query to my editor, then change the whole story before it gets finished...and I hate to do that to my editor.
Wish me luck, dear ones...I think I'm gonna need it...