Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Swimming Pools and Diving Boards


Secondly - did everyone go out and vote yesterday? Remember - you can't complain if you didn't make your voice heard. Okay, off my soapbox now and we're moving on. . .

I was driving home the other day and I had an epiphany. I called my sister and said something along the lines of "I know you've read all of my first manuscript and are working on reading my second, but I think these are things that are not meant to be published." Needless to say, she went on a rant about my leaving her hanging (even though she hasn't even read all the second one yet, so she doesn't even know if I've left her hanging).

So, yes, I'm done with two manuscripts. But they were more historical references for me for my future adventures with these characters. Like, I've designed the pool, laid out the tile/cement - whatever it is that you lay the bottoms/sides of pools with, built the diving board, and are now just about to leap on in. Except. . . I've been hanging halfway off the diving board for the last year, you know, even before it was built, because I now know what happened before what I started writing about a year ago. . . hmmm, did that even make any sense? lack of sleep must be wearing on me. . .

With two manuscripts under my belt now, I'm feeling pretty good, even if I only have a pile of rejection letters and two fans to show for it. My goal now is to be able to tell the stories I started out telling a year ago, now that I've built my diving board and swimming pool.

That's the update for now! Have a happy happy day!