Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Follow up to the hiatus
Thanks for the good wishes for my blog hiatus. I thought I'd provide an update.
I finally completed the revision of my MG novel and sent it off. There was so much energy from the high of having completed an important task, I thought it would carry me to my new task, which was to work on my WIP, a YA novel.
But I couldn't write. There were too many thoughts, all going at high speeds heading toward different directions, in my mind. Scattered, cluttered, over-energized. The only way to calm down, I found, was to read.
I picked up three books, all different from one another, and from what I tend to write: The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, The Discomfort Zone by Jonathan Frazen, and Oryx and Crake by Margaret Attwood.
When I went back to my WIP a few days ago, my mind was relaxed and refreshed, and I was able to see how I needed to proceed.
And now, I seem to have found a flow for working on this book that I don't want to let go. Blogging has to take a back seat yet again.
I wish I could write and blog and live as a member of my family in a balanced way but I am apparently wired to focus on only very few things at a time.
I will see you all, if you're still around, when I next surface from my writing.