Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Webb 3 and new projects


Progress! Webb 3 is nearing completion and almost ready to submit. I've had a lot going on with this book--life has intruded in a big way, and some of the huge time span between this and The Pharaoh's Daughter has been out of my control, and admittedly some within it. Sometimes it's just so much easier to not write.

Because writing is hard. The guilt that claws at my gut when I don't do it, though, is just as hard to deal with. I hate a day that passes without much writing done as much as I hate sitting down when the muse is nowhere to be seen. She's a beeotch, the muse. Fickle and self-aggrandizing. She thinks we all need her.

(Wow, did I just say all that out loud? Pay no attention to the crazy woman behind the curtain. She's getting ready for her daughter's wedding at the end of the month and realizing she hates dealing with details.)

The most exciting thing of all--other than the wedding, of course--is that when I finish Webb 3, I'm going to begin a new project in an entirely new-to-me genre and I'm thrilled about it. I'll post more details as soon as I can--it's going to be very cool.

Until then, wish me luck, and tell the muse to get over herself and come sit on my shoulder. :-)

9 comments:

Annette Lyon said...

Oh, how I can relate! (Except for the daughter's wedding thing--and I'd BETTER not relate there for a few more years yet . . .)

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

I'm so glad it's not just me. And regarding the wedding--what's that dumb saying? Don't blink? It happens before you know it and you look back and wonder where the time went. Sounds so trite, but it's true.

Jenny Moore said...

All I can even think when I see that picture is, "You mean 'HUNK-ulese'!"

You'll do it--you haven't let me down yet!

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Hahahah! The portly little sprite with the really rich voice. That's awesome. And thanks for the encouragement. You watch me tearing at my hair on a regular basis...

dnafamily said...

I am glad I checked your blog, and saw an update to Webb 3. I have enjoyed all of your books and have been waiting for book 3 to come out. :) Good luck and Congratulations your your daughter's wedding. Look forward to reading more soon!

Susan said...

I just started LEGEND OF THE JEWEL and I'm really enjoying it. Don't hate me for saying so, but most LDS novels aren't nearly as well written as this one. I can't wait to delve into Isabelle's next adventure. And the next. And the next. And the next. Also curious if you've considered writing a prequel—I'd love to read about Isabelle's interactions with Lincoln.

dnafamily said...

Susan, If you have not read her Faith of Our Father's series, that is were she introduces Isabelle and Sally. There are 4 books and they are great, I have read them over and over again.

Susan said...

@dnafamily - Really? Great! I've seen the series at Deseret Book, but haven't read them yet. Now, I definitely will :)

dnafamily said...

Susan I hope you do read them. Isabelle has a little part through book one and two, but then she has more of a role in book 3 and 4. I can't remember if Sally is introduced in Book 3 or if it is book 4, but she comes into play in the later books. They are really good books. I have them all on CD now so that I can listen to them when I travel, or just cleaning the house. Enjoy them!