Still More Angst

Just heard that my ms finally got there! Yay! Anna at HM&B has told me that she’s swamped this week but she’ll get onto it ASAP. Don’t know quite what ASAP means in M&B land, could be in the next couple of weeks, the next month, the next six months, who knows? But now the angst of wondering if it got there safely has been replaced by the much more general and possibly worse angst of wondering whether they’ll like it or not. Sigh. Such is the life of a writer eh?

On the up side, I can busy myself with Kate and Alex. Yes, I have two other mss that need my attention, but they’re both at that tricky ‘middle stage’, where you’ve got over that first initial ‘new beginning’ glow, and you have to settle into the hard yards of working out their wretched conflicts. Beginnings and black moments, that’s what I love to write and I’m not at either of those points with the other mss. Oh well, I’ll indulge myself with K&A now, though at the moment it’s very difficult keeping those two apart. I shall have to wave my big stick at them and let them know that if they want a nice love scene later they’ll have to behave themselves now. That Alex though, he knows how to get around me. Damn alpha males! 😉

8 thoughts on “Still More Angst”

  1. I’ve just realised you have three books on the go. I write more than one at once too. Do you find it’s easier to stay focused because you have a choice? Congrats on sending your sub straight away again by the way. I know someone who would have had issues with that… 😉

  2. I wonder if your manuscript is sitting next to mine. Not on mine I hope. Very pleased to hear that it arrived and yes, keep busy writing…cleaning ovens…cutting grass with toe nail clippers…whatever keeps your mind busy and keeps you from laying back and thinking of England.

  3. Lacey – yes, I do like to have quite a few stories on the go. That way if I get stuck with one, I can still keep up the writing momentum with another. Of course when I get stuck with all three then that’s a problem… 😉

    Felicity – hahaha! No, I’m sure mine isn’t actually on yours (though these alpha manuscripts can be very competitive!). In fact, mine won’t even have made it onto Jenny’s desk yet. Anna will have to read it first so yours has a head start. And yes, thinking of England is not helpful.

  4. Boredom, Lucy. I do one, then I get stuck, then I have another idea for another one so I write it, then I get stuck, then I have another idea… Too many ideas all round really. I need to concentrate on one and finish the damn thing!

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