Thursday, April 30, 2015

Title Reveal: When You Want To Write It, But…Yeah...


I wish, wish, wish I was one of those authors with lots of ideas. Those prolific writers often complain about how they can't decide what to write next because they have so many stories knocking around in their heads, and I'm sitting here like…




Yeah, I know, poor me, lol.  But seriously, I always wanted to be a writer, loved writing, and it took me THIRTY TWO YEARS to get my first full book idea!  Some things in life are simply unfair.  ;)  But enough whining.  Everything happens for a reason, right?  Le sigh.

Let me tell you a little about writing my Irish fantasy, See Me.  I had so much fun writing it.  I giggled and swooned and just enjoyed myself.  And then I got to the ending.  I only had 2-3 more chapters to write, and my brain froze up.  I knew my characters would have to go into the land of faerie, but the details would NOT come to me.  My imagination turned to fog.  Guys, it took me an entire year to write that ending.  And then when I knew I needed to revise it and add a new layer before I could publish it, I froze up again.  It took me another whole year to revise it and work up the nerve to indie publish!  I'm a mess, y'all.  That book came out more than a year ago, and I've been wanting to write a sequel ever since.  

I really, really, really want to give Cass and Rock their story - but, yeah.  Issues.  I literally have the title and a first chapter and no solid story idea.  I even got Jennifer Munswami to make a cover for it, which I freaking LOVE, hoping it would spur me on, but it's just sitting there looking pretty in my files.  I refuse to share it until I know for certain it's being written and published.

When people write me and ask me if I ever get writer's block and how I deal with it, I want to laugh maniacally.  I don't know how I've managed to write six complete books.  I'm the queen of writer's block, and let's just say I don't deal with it well.  I sit in front of my computer for hours, daydreaming, praying, sometimes crying, sometimes feeling depressed.  I have brainstormed with my husband and writing friends (they're probably so sick of me).  We have come up with a few very cool ideas for the sequel, but each path leads to some huge roadblock.  It's like, "Ooh, this can happen! But wait…then how will this other part work?"  I just cannot come up with a cohesive plot that's not full of gaping holes.  It makes me so sad and frustrated.  

I promise I'm working on it.  I'm shuffling through ideas every day.  I'm determined, but this is the part of the writing process that's hard for me.  Outlining.  Plotting.  Once I get the basic story idea in my head, I can run with it, hair in the wind and all that good stuff.  Until then, I'd like to share with you the title of said hopeful story.  Big hugs to you all.  And thanks for the encouragement along the way.

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(The "Coming Soon" part is wishful thinking!)

PS - check out my blog post before this one if you're interested in bidding on a signed set of ALL my books to benefit Nepal Earthquake Relief!  

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4 comments:

  1. You can do it! And it will be so totally amazing like everything else you have written! *high five*

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  2. I feel you, Wendy. I think every writer/aspiring writer feels you. Everyone has hurdles to overcome. But, hey, you wrote SIX BOOKS!! That's pretty amazing! You should be proud of that! I'm sure you'll get where you want to be with this book. Just give it time. You are an amazing storyteller and, from what I've witnessed by being your fan since Sweet Evil, an amazing person. Stay strong and try to stay motivated! You can do it!!

    Sam @ Sharing Inspired Kreations

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  3. I think its super cool tht u wrote six books nd tht ur writing more even if u dont have ideas at the moment nd ever since i started reading ur sweet evil trilogy nd other great authors books its kinda made me Want to be even more of a author some day it looks easy but i can tell its hard. If u have any advice on wat u should. Or prepare for to become an author please give some cause i feel like im on the right track. Nd alll ur books r super awsome everytime i read ur books im like literally holding my breath ur amazing nd so r ur books nd u have a lot of confidence nd i admire tht just keep doing wat ur doing nd im sure everything will work out great.❤❤❤

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  4. ok so fast forward 2 years into the future..... any release date yet?

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