Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Words

With BURN THE NIGHT back in the hands of my wonderful editor, I am chugging away on a pair of new book proposals. At the moment, I am happily typing away on the sample chapters that I am going to send in for one book. I think I have more than enough to send already, but I'm having too much fun working on it to stop just right now. Besides, I figure that more is always better.

At the moment, I am still trying to get back into the groove of writing new words after spending so much time working on revisions and old words. Yesterday, the writing felt a lot like pulling teeth. No one wanted to talk or cooperate. I knew what I wanted from the scene and where I wanted it to go, but the words were just stuck in my brain and wouldn't hit the screen. I'm hoping for better luck today as I have set the deadline that today is the last day for scene writing and tomorrow I must work on the synopsis. I hate writing a synopsis. That's something inherently painful about the whole process to me.

So, I have to clean up the sample chapters, write a synopsis, and tidy up the background information before this proposal is finished. For the second proposal, I just need to revise the sample chapters. With any luck, it should all be done by early next week and back in the hands of my agent for review.


Jessica said...

I have a feeling I won't like synopsis writing either! I know how I want my novel to go and where I want things to end. It's just a little on how they get there I never really know.

I know some of the journey, most of it, but I always get sidetracked with other things to add as well so the journey changes.

Berinn said...

I know what you mean about writing synopses. Ugh. Hopefully the words flow easier today.
Burn the Night is one step closer to being on my bookshelf. Yay!