Saturday, February 18, 2012

Whoever said that writing wasn't a "real" job?

 Well...they were wrong!  It is a real job...and sometimes, it's a real pain...

 Look at all the stuff a writer has to go through to put out a book...

 It can be such a hassle...having to work out different plots and story lines...

And when you get through all the edits and the angst...and your book is out there...

Then you wait for the reviews...the scary ones that you hope aren't going to tear your book to pieces and tell the world that it sucked royally...

Then you have to figure out a totally new and different plot line for your next book...even though some fans get angry that your next book isn't the same as the first because they loved it so much they never wanted it to end...

And then you deal with it all over again...

Honestly some of my books just seem to bleed into one another, and I find my plots getting too mixed up with prior ones.  It makes me think I am running some sort of series, when I' m not! LOL!

I have been reading through all my old books and shaking my head.  Sigh.  It's truly hard to think up new stories and new heroes and heroines when you really loved the ones you finished.  Maybe it's a bad thing to read your backlist.  You can never recapture the flow of those books...the stories seem to etch themselves into your mind, and you stare at your new wip and wonder, "How am I gonna ever do that again?"

Ever had that happen to you?




  1. I never look back. I open a new WIP and let the new set of strangers start talking.
    XXOO Kat

    1. But your back list books are hot! you should enjoy reading them again...and your fans do!

  2. I can't look back. I have to stay on track with the current wip or I screw myself up. :)

    1. LOL! I am such a worry-wart. I love reading my old books...guess I shouild stop and work on future books.

  3. Fran,
    I recently took a walk down my own author 'memory lane', and I totally understand what you're saying!!

    1. Isn't it fabulous to read the stuff you wrote before? They are just so GOOD!

  4. FRAN< baby! YOU always put a smile on my face.
    Yes, writing is a joyful Bi1@h! But you get to live your fantasies...and if someone doesn't like 'em?
    TOUGH toenails.
    Give up reviews!
    I don't even save the ones that are less than 4.5
    Not worth my while.
    I listen to my heart and my editor and my best friend who is also an author. AFter that?

  5. Too funny! I do try not to peek at my backlist all that often. Move forward!

  6. Oh Fran... you are better than I am. I rarely re-read my own books. Once in a blue moon.


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