So a few days ago, I sent the final version of Riddle in Stone: Book One to the publishers. They’re working on it, getting it ready for publication next month.
Riddle in Stone: Book Two is more or less finished. That is, I have the entire manuscript written, but I’ll probably need to edit it a couple more times before it’s released in August, 2013. I should be working on it…but after spending the past couple months editing, and re-editing, Book One...I’m really tired of looking at words. I want to get back to the big picture! I want to get back to CREATING!!
There’s just something about writing a really good scene or creating a character who surprises you. It feels wonderful! Absolutely, wonderful!
God, I LOVE WRITING!!!!
So, rather than working on editing the second book, wrestling with each word and punctuation mark, I decided that I’d start working on Riddle in Stone: Book Three, the final book in the series.
Excited about revisiting my characters and seeing how things were developing in their world, I got a hot cup of tea (Tea of Inquiry, if you want to know), opened a brand new word file, typed “RIDDLE IN STONE: BOOK THREE by Robert Evert,” and…
And that’s all I have so far.
“RIDDLE IN STONE: BOOK THREE by Robert Evert”
Good start…but it needs a little something. What is it? Hmmm? Oh, I don’t know. Maybe… I don't know.... sentences?
I want to blame part of my failure to write on the football games going on. I’m rooting for Green Bay and Indy. And how my boys want to play.
But, to be honest, I’ve always been terrified of the blank page. It sits there, all white and clean…mocking me.
Curse you blank page! Sitting there so smugly on my computer screen…taunting me….
Even as I sit here and stare at the nearly blank page, I wonder—How the hell did I do this before? Not just once, but twice! How the hell did I get pass this horrible monster?
I suppose the first thing I need to do is blog less. And play less online. After all, I should be focusing on finishing the series! I should just buckle down! Put my nose to the grindstone! Hitch up my belt and start kicking ass!
Maybe I should play another game of solitaire. THEN! THEN I’ll start writing!!!