If you're wondering what a free write post looks like, you're about to find out.
So I finished a certain edit on Wednesday, and I sent it off to new readers. New betas sounded like a really good idea in my head. I mean, I've read the book so many times (and so have my crit partners) I'm honestly not sure if I'm clearing up world building issues. Fresh perspective should help, ya?
I forgot how much of a mess I am when I send stuff out. It's been a while! I can't seem to concentrate on anything—not even anime—for more than a few minutes. I keep getting attacks of the "Oh my gosh they're going to HATE it. Why did I send it? Why am I DOING this? Gah."
It's a party up in here.
Also, I have this new idea. It's KILLING me not to run away with it and forget everything else. I feel like I really, really need to work on something brand new and shiny. I also know I have other responsibilities.
But I did write a prologue...and I may have started the first chapter. I'm a ninja like that. I figured I'd share the very short prologue, since it doesn't really give away much:
Probably done. Maybe a little lame. But I'm excited about it. The world building has been a blast (if not a touch morbid). Right now it's all for fun anyway, like Spork.
I've started doing something weird in my reading habits lately. I'm reading more than one book at a time. I'm surprised to find I like this approach. I used to be the "I have to finish this book before starting another" person. But I started reading a YA Contemporary while I was also reading a YA post-apoc, and I liked being able to go back and forth. The stories were so different I never got confused like I thought, and I really like reading according to my current mood.
I just finished Sweethearts by Sara Zarr and absolutely adored it, and before that I finished The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Now I'm working on Incarceron by Catherine Fisher and Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan, with a little Spells by Aprilynne Pike on the side. Loving all.
As for drawing, I'm finding it soooo hard to get a drawing done on Friday! I'm still trying to figure out what to do. I may go back to Saturday Sketch like before, or I might draw over the weekend and post on Monday. Still trying to figure out a good schedule.
In other riveting news (since I'm full of that today), my kids are still cute. Dino boy is currently weidling a sai/light saber combo. Very deadly, that one. Ninja Girl is doing a very good downward facing dog on the yoga mat. Ah, I love those punks.
Also, I would love you forever if you brought me a double cheeseburger, onion rings, and a cherry limeade.