Monday, February 12, 2007

I'm Back In the Saddle

Okay, after a fantastic conversation with my fantabulous agent, I'm diving back into book #2 today. I'm so excited to dig in. She and I brainstormed some new ideas and new directions for the WIP, and just getting a new perspective has really gotten my creative juices flowing.

So...I'll be posting my progress every Monday - letting you guys know how I'm doing and thus, holding myself accountable to really digging in and writing. Oh, and did I mention that my agent is hoping to see a draft in May? Yikes. But a deadline really gets my rear in gear, so this is a good thing.

If you're stymied, try bouncing some ideas off of an objective reader and setting deadlines for yourself. It might really help. And if you want to join me in posting your own writing progress every Monday, please do!

In other news, Publishers Weekly just called The Department of Lost and Found, "a bonbon of a book." (That's a good thing, right?) Yahoo!


MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Bon-bons are made of chocolate, right?

Definitely good!

Would love to tag along to your Monday progress reports, if only I can get my rear in gear!

Rob Brooks said...

Deadlines really help me as well. I started my WIP on December 1, and have set a deadline for myself of finishing the first draft by March 1. That's coming up fast, but I just might make it. I've currently got 74,000 words, I'm only about 16k away from my goal. I think I'm probably going to run over that, though. I guess we'll see 16 days from now!

Anonymous said...

Bonbons are always good! Congratulations!

I like the idea of posting progress reports on Mondays. I know I need to make myself more accountable, perhaps make a weekly goal list, or something along those lines. Otherwise, the weeks just run together.

xxxx said...

I am definitely a fan of bonbons!

Larramie said...

Bonbons are delicious and impossible to stop yourself from eating. Therefore, TDLF must be highly addictive.

Trish Ryan said...

Here's to bonbons...congratulations!
I'll check in next Monday to cheer you on :)

Tiffani Hill-Patterson said...


And your Monday progress report is a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the review from PW. Bonbons are just good- they're addictive.

Sara Hantz said...

Yum - bonbons.... WTG on PW review. I'd love to do a weekly check-in, it might help me get my butt into gear!