I’ll confess, that in a lot of ways, I don’t feel like we got a lot done this month. This isn’t actually true (massive edits? check; various lighter edits? check; new novella out the door? check), but we currently have an absurd number of things out for submission and outside of the RWA 2014 convention, the romance world has sort of ground to a halt while everyone is at the conference. Writing, as a job, involves an awful lot of waiting, and it’s easy to (erroneously) feel like you haven’t gotten stuff done in the face of that.
But we did get those things out of the door, and we did start the new book, and we did get our plan for 2015 done, in terms of when we start (and finish) which books and projects, and what specs and pilots we’re writing through next year. That is also an absurd number which I will not be sharing with the class. I will, however, say the feature script we’ve prioritized is a female-led new-adult road-trip music-industry thriller. Adjectives are terrible. Also hyphens. If you can’t keep a sense of humor though, this stuff becomes intolerable quickly.
So tell us why you’re awesome. Or, join us in trying (and probably failing) to be zen about waiting part of writing.