Dear Readers,

Today I finished chapter eight of Cadence/The White Room, the manuscript I wrote prior to Beautiful Monster. I’m still undecided on the title, but the storyline is coming along nicely. I’ve currently gotten Cadence (the protagonist) into “Desert’s Edge,” the night club where the vampires hang out (but he doesn’t know about them so keep it under your toupee, k?) and this time, I’m making the place especially charged with obscenity. I’ve spent the past several hours imagining the craziest, profanest, barely-legal-est things that can take place in a public club. Needless to say, my mind today has been filled with all kinds of wild things.

I’ve been writing all day today because I’ve decided I need one day a week off~ and…I’ve decided tomorrow is going to be that day for me. In the past weeks, I’ve been writing seven days a week for a minimum of three hours a day, much more most days, especially on the weekends. I have to remind myself of the old adage, “slow and steady wins the race.” I love writing, but it can be all-consuming. I’ve always said that too much of a good thing is beautiful…and yet, in truth, I realize as I’ve gotten older, too much of anything is never a good thing.

When I hit burn-out, I just end up playing online when I should be writing anyway, and also, I get numb to the story. For me, it’s about balance. If I go too long without writing, I fall out of touch with what I’m working on, and if I write too much, I just can’t see it anymore. I lose sight of the characters’ voices, and sometimes, the plot starts going south.

Part of the reason I’ve been writing so much is because I am chomping at the bit to get some other stuff written. I love the book I’m working on now, and I am pleased with the changes, but still, I’m eager to get to Beautiful Monster’s sequel as well as another project I’ve been working on finished…and overall, people have responded very well to Monster and many folks have asked for a continuation. So, if getting a sequel published for it is even a remote possibility, I don’t want to wait too long.

Tonight, I’m going to print off all eight chapters of Cadence/The White Room and give it a beginning to finish read-through to see how it gels. Then… I am going out. I don’t know what I’ll do or where I’ll go, but this city is limitless in its nightlife. Tomorrow, I have a couple minor things to do, none of it unpleasant, and for the rest of the day, I am going to lounge around messy-haired and indecent, and read someone else’s work. I feel like I’ve been waiting an Eternity (hint, hint, T) to get my hands on a good book!

I hope you all have a great and relaxing Sunday as well!

  1. Linda L. Bennett says:

    In anything in life you have to take a break from it, otherwise you will get a little wound up and as a writer aren’t you wound up enough. hahaha! You really should take a different day each week off and do something you’ve never done before. It might even help with your writing. I wish you peace and positivity. 🙂

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