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My Butt's Back In the Chair!

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Thanks to the meeting of my writing group this evening, I put aside the column I'm halfway through and decided to pull out a middle grade idea that I'd worked on two years ago before starting on The Novel Formerly Known As Ketchup. Churned out over 1,000 words and felt good about it. My critique group loved the voice. It feels good to be back in novel writing mode again - I'd been starting to get the "OMG! What if my first two novels were flukes?" anxiety. I guess this is progress from the "What if I'm a one-hit wonder?" anxiety I experienced previously.

For those of you who've written lots of books - does this anxiety that all the books have come before were just flukes and you'll never be able to write another book again go away? (please say yes...)

And now...I've got to go do some research for my column so I can finish it tomorrow.

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newport2newport
Aug. 16th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
I'm glad to read that your butt's back in the chair and you're back in the groove. I think I know how you feel...I've been away from my writing for almost a month (due to my kitchen mishegas), and it feels *so* good to settle back into my story.

It's always good to see you back on LJ, too. :)
dlgarfinkle
Aug. 16th, 2007 12:16 pm (UTC)
Um, no, the sense of flukedom never goes away for me. Hubby has told me to stop saying, "This could be the last manuscript of mine that ever gets published." But I think it anyway.
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