Oooh, I’ve been a bit of a bad blogger. A week with no post! Well, the truth is I’ve been staying offline a bit over the past week. A case of the ‘what’s the point of anything?’s. Maybe it’s time of the month (don’t get me started about dealing with hormones and writing!) or maybe it’s due to the tail end of winter hanging around here but definitely it’s been a bit of a can’t be bothered couple of weeks.
I suppose I should be writing more of the ms that has the first chapter with the ed, but the truth to tell is that I can’t face it. After having the last one rejected at partial stage after I’d rewritten the full twice, I’m not sure I want to put in the work of writing the whole thing only to not even be asked for chapters 2 and 3. Now, this actually flies in the face of accepted advice. You should finish the ms before you sub right? This is true. However, in my defence, I will say that the ed specifically asked me for something I’d only just started. And now, having got her synopsis for something that isn’t written yet, I am a little afraid of writing the rest of it because – of course – once you start writing the story, the synopsis might change! And so might the conflicts! So I don’t want to have written chapters 2 and 3 and suddenly find out that the synopsis I wrote two weeks ago is suddenly not right. Sigh. Hence me leaving this story until I hear back from the ed.
In the meantime I am working on another MH idea (three actually) and – big announcement! – SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Yes folks, after two years of concentrating on MH, I am trying my hand at something else. Bout time huh? 🙂 It’s an idea I’ve had floating around in my brain for years. What is it? Steampunk romance with magic! Yep, that’s pretty much as removed from MH as you can get eh? I’ve actually started it but it’s hard. In fact, it’s really hard. I have to get back into external conflict, figure out world-building, put a historical spin on it… Not sure it’ll be successful at all to be honest. But hey, it’s a challenge and that’s always a good thing, right?
Still doesn’t help with me with my dose of the ‘whatevers’ though. Just another thing I’m ‘meh’ about. What about everyone else? What do you do when you just can’t be bothered?