Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Ugh. I'm losing patience again. What is my problem? I want to finish this new book NOW. I want to query it NOW. I want an awesome agent NOW. I want the book deal NOW.

I'm not ready! I know this! I need to prove to myself that I can write a good book. A book I'm totally completely mega-hotness in love with. A book that doesn't sag in the middle and fizzle out in the end. A book that stirs. A book...A book I can see on the shelves. I'm not there yet. I'M NOT.

Someone smack me across the face already!

Sometimes I think I've given up on my books too soon. I finish it, I'm done, and then I don't want to look at it ever again. I'm ready to move on to the next idea. But I refuse to give up on the current manuscript. I will exhaust all options for this one. I will make the BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD. Okay, exaggeration. How about the best book I've written? A book with a strong plot? With conflict all the way through?

33,600 words y'all...moving right along...but I want to see this baby shine already!

Are you patient?


  1. I'm SO impatient it's ridiculous. But I also still love the book even when I want to finish it. It's never easy. :)

  2. Lean over here so I can smack

    NO. I am NOT patient. But I am too busy to stress much. Everyone feels the same way you do so even though I have no least you know you're not alone.

    Now don't you feel better????

  3. I'm actually a REALLY patient person. No, really. Even still, I totally know that I want to finish this new book NOW! feeling. I think it helps! It's what keeps you working. Especially when it takes SO LONG.

  4. It's extremely hard to be patient with your own writing, I agree. I am polishing and polishing and polishing and THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO FIX, UGH. But that the more you work on it, the better your chances are, right?

    Btw, saw you were a winner over at Operation Awesome. Congrats!! I loved your 500 words :)

  5. Congratulations on your contest win. How awesome to be recognized.

    I am patient, and I find daydreaming helps.:) Good luck finishing that book - you'll get there.