Monday, September 05, 2011


So I just hit save on my latest WIP, Universal Breakdown.

It's a whole 37K and 151 pages.  I've been writing long enough to know that a Sh*tty rough draft is an understatement. 

This book is going to be a beast to revise.

Mostly because I planned it to be the first in a trilogy, but since the first book is SO short I don't know if I should just go ahead and write book two and make it into 1 book.

The other big problem I had, about four weeks ago, I fell out of love with it.  The writing wasn't as strong as I knew it should be and I sort of just wanted to get to the "good" stuff in book two.

And I wanted to start a different WIP.

And I have a TON of revising to do for Penny and Hank

And I have to Beta Alicia's book, because I feel insanely guilty that I haven't gotten to.

And writing has sort of broken my heart.

But that's another blog post.

For now I can just be happy I finished my latest WIP.

And now for  motivational vid:  Enjoy


  1. '[W]riting has sort of broken my heart'. To get completely sappy on you, let writing heal you. (I know, right? *So* sappy.) Since you have to let the WIP sit before you revise, go and have fun with another story that you can fall in love with.

    And hello, you finished a book. Congratulations!

  2. Sometimes you have to take a step back to move froward. You can do this!!

  3. I meant forward! Not sure where froward would take you. To the Shire, perhaps?

  4. Aw Erinn, writing is breaking my heart, too. I FEEL your pain.
    I have been rethinking stand alones lately. I got through yet another book from a series in the last month and thought, what a tease you are, author, spending thousands of words leading us to just another purchase. How cruel. So I say merge books one and two, stat, especially if it gets you excited about the project again. :0)

  5. Congrats on finishing! You should focus on that accomplishment. If writing something new will get you excited about writing again, I say go for it.

  6. the videos so cute

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