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:~: Friday, December 01, 2006 :~:

Holiday Buzzzzzzzz

I'm feeling rather anxious today and I'm not entirely sure why. Maybe it's because today is December 1st and I haven't done a lick of Christmas shopping yet. Maybe it's because tonight I have to go to a Christmas party with the DH and I know absolutely no one who will be there. Maybe it's because said Christmas party is out of town, hence I have to pack up overnight crap for three gremlins and get them situated with their cousin - who's going to babysit - before we go. Maybe it's because I had some sugar this week after having been sugar-free for over two months and the poison has gone straight to my brain. Maybe it's because the WIP is still kicking my butt - I thought I'd made a break-through, was super excited with the new direction, and now am worried it might be too similar to the other proposal I recently finished (at least initially). Maybe it's because last night I spent some time online reading author blogs and ingested all the stress and worry over deadlines and proposals and fear of success (Yeah, Lisa told me not to do that again). And maybe my anxiety is just related to the fact publishing has to be the slowest industry in the world. Simply put - waiting sucks.

So instead of elaborating on this wonderful (anxious!) mood I'm in, I'm going to direct you to some rather enlightening links. Tess Gerritsen blogged about desperation last Saturday. If you're an unpub waiting to hit the big time, you should definitely read this one. Allison Brennan blogged about the Nine Marks of a Bestselling Author at Murder She Writes yesterday. Also a good one to read. And finally, in case you missed it, Jenny Crusie has a hilarious blog entry about the ever-anonymous Miss Snark and recent comments the woman(?) made that you just shouldn't miss.

So happy reading to all. I'm off to get coffee. Hey...maybe caffeine withdrawl is the root of my anxiety!


Blogger Christine Keach said...

You're right. Waiting sucks. There's nothing more I can say about it.

I hope the Christma party turns out to be a FANTASTIC time for you! I hope the WIP gets under control soon for you.

3:44 PM  
Blogger wavybrains said...

I drank some the anxious eggnog today today too. 4 R's in a single day. I made myself stickies with the number's of R's Grisham and Mary Higgins Clark and others racked up--and still the nasty doubts remained. Thanks for reminding me that I'm not alone. And yes, worry sucks.

Don't worry too much about similarity--remember all those details and twists and turns will come out in the draft. The neat thing about series IS the similarities in each book--in fact I'd say its a good sign--it means your voice is shining through.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Paty Jager said...

Don't let the season and the waiting stress you, it is unproductive to writing.

Maybe take a few days and just work on the holiday shopping and such, then you can hit the writing without guilt and you will write prolific,powerful prose!

Yeah, I'm a real guru when it comes to writing! LOL

8:58 AM  
Blogger Paty Jager said...

What Jenny Crusie says about Miss Snark is how I felt the few times I've read her. Who can take her serious when you don't even know who she is.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...

Thanks Christine. The party was actually pretty fun. Great group of people, good food, and hey, it was in a wine room - can't beat that! I enjoyed myself.

Wavy, sympathies on the R's. That's happened to me too. Keep querying. I have a HUGE stack of agent rejections. Just remember it only takes one yes.

Paty - I've thought that about Miss Snark too. I don't read her blog anymore - she's abrasive, and I usually walk away feeling icky about the biz when I do. Not worth it to me.

11:36 AM  
Blogger wavybrains said...

I think I may go on a Miss Snark vacation too. I read this great article today--another J. Crusie classic "Rats with Islands" (RWR--in the archives on line)--too much realism is bad for the soul.

Miltary guys get medals for doing really brave, really stupid things when they kept going. Perhaps all the R's are simply the heavy fire that you have to fight past to get to the medal.

And you, my friend, are earning the purple heart on this latest proposal. Have a good weekend.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

I HATE waiting, so I'm with you there. Thanks for the links (although I knew about Allison's one :)). Hope that anxiety is replaced by caffiene induced serenity.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Piper Lee said...

You're blog looks better this size and it fits the page perfectly now. Thanks for the change. I hated scrolling all the time. (I'm lazy.)

Happy Holidays and don't worry, things will fall into place and get done. Stay positive and healthy. And don't give in to the sugar! You're lookin hot woman! Don't blow it! LOL

2:48 PM  
Blogger Edie said...

No sugar for over 2 months? I don't know if I could do that.

Glad you had a good time. I'm not doing much of writing either. And now I have all those blogs to read that you mentioned...

5:38 PM  

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