The most marvelous thing happened today.

As we navigated several hours of snowy roads, I pulled out my computer and opened my current WIP. I had put it on the back burner as I focused on revising a different project, but as I read through, I found that I was smiling.  Oh, you delightful characters, what mess have you gotten yourself into this time? It was such a lovely feeling!  Time after time I have put this piece away because something more pressing has come along, and yet I continually come back to it.  There’s a spark here.  I can’t tell you how excited I am to put aside all other distractions and focus on this WIP.  I’m going to do just that, for it is now my scheduled writing time.  Why, how professional! 😉

Also, thank you for your fantastic reading list suggestions! I’m also looking for more YA novels, so if anything spectacular comes to mind, please think of me. 🙂

Oh, and those purple heels?  They are now mine, oh yes.

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0 Comments on “Marvelous.”

  1. Your Googling “lapis lazuli” makes me wonder if you’ve been reading Dan Simmons. He’s in love with the color.

  2. Time after time I have put this piece away because something more pressing has come along, and yet I continually come back to it. There’s a spark here.

    I know the exact feeling. Rarely have I permanently trunked a piece thinking, “This sucks and I know I’ll never do anything with it.” In almost every case, there was a reason I wanted to tell that particular story–a resonance–and if I can home in on what it was, it gets finished or rewritten. Eventually. 🙂

  3. Natalie-I’m super excited about both! I’ll have to get a picture of the heels.

    Nisa-What makes you think that I’m talking about Mouth? Okay, so I’m talking about Mouth. 😉

    Aaron-My friend and I were just talking about this today! It’s an imaginary world with imaginary characters, but sometimes it feels more real than our own. It’s enchanting.

    Don-How long does it usually take you? This particular novel is a year old, and I’ve never taken that long on one before!

    fluffycat-Sounds fantastic! I’ll add it to the list. Thank you. 🙂

  4. How long? I think the longest I’ve ever let a story languish untouched was about 6 months. Usually, something triggers my memory about a particular piece–a market opens up, or I read a story with the same theme. Pretty happenstance, really.

    Now, I might put it the story back in the trunk if I can’t reconnect, but I like pulling them out just to see. I have this fantasy that the stuff I start has some kind of potential that I’m just not good enough as a writer to realize…yet.

  5. I read a lot of YA so I can lend my suggestions!

    The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins (
    Unwind – Neal Shusterman (Completely engrossing and haunting, left me thinking about it a long time after I was done)
    The Silver Chair – C.S. Lewis
    The Forgotten Beasts of Eld – Patricia McKillip (just a fun fantasy read)

    and not YA…
    World War Z – Max Brooks (I know, I know, zombies don’t scare you, maybe they will after you read this)

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