So my book is out on submissions to editors. Honestly, I keep obsessively checking my email but realistically, I know the best thing I can do is start on the next book in my ‘free’ time.
I’ve got a synopsis already that my agent loves. The syn actually covers 3 books. He’s thrilled with the idea. And to be perfectly frank, this is the book that I initially wanted to write way back when I picked up a pen and said, yep, I’m going to be an author when I grow up.
This is that book, only now its morphed into more than a book. It’s 3 books. Same characters but three books. Its kind of fun looking back at 2001 and trying to remember where I was or what I was doing. I mean, what was Army life like before the war? Do any of us really remember or has that Army faded into the good old days?
The problem isn’t getting into the head of a character who is 19 years old or writing about life in the Army before the wars started. The problem is getting into this book entirely. I love it. Hell, I’ve written these characters so many different times in so many different ways, I feel like the book should already be written. I really want to write book 2. And its like pulling teeth.
That’s incredibly painful for me to admit. I want to write this book. I wanted so badly to write this book and sell this story.
So why the heck am I sitting here blogging instead of working on a chapter that’s just about killing me? I’m not sure. Because its not like this is the quote second book I’ve ever written. I’ve started tons of projects before this one. I’ve got a half dozen manuscripts beneath my bed that will never see the light of day.
So why is this one so damn hard? Any suggestions? Tips or tricks to get into that next book?