A little over a year ago, I posted This update on April 10th.
A year before that, on May 9th, I posted this.
Today I’m excited to announce my newest novel, Patroness, is complete in it’s first draft.
I have been pounding away at various works in progress since January, but when I returned to Patroness in April it took off. It had a strong start last year, after I finished Summer’s Circle, but life stepped in and put an abrupt halt to my creativity. Funny how that happens.
So now I am seeing a trend in the cycles of my writing. Spring time is writing time. I want to write, I am inspired to write, I am motivated to write and I do write. Even with great shows calling me on Netflix I find the time almost every night. Even when I come up against a roadblock in the work, I find ways to power through it.
If I had this kind of momentum all year I would be up to my neck in first drafts.
Which is probably why it is not the case.
I might power through a first draft, but editing is still a difficult process for me. I have a hard time discerning when I am truly done. I need alot of feedback.
I am currently back to editing The Silent Apocalypse and I haven’t even started hard edits on Summer’s Circle.
I used to get frustrated trying to force my way through a novel that didn’t want to be written. Many writers would caution against “waiting for inspiration to strike”. But, in my life, I am coming to find that there are seasons for different aspects of my work. They may change, but if I stay connected to what is calling me, I will be able to take advantage of when I am best suited for each task.
But let me tell you this, Creation season is awesome.