Today I will finish the as yet untitled book 3 of The Modest Proposal Institute and send it to the editor. Today I will finish…
If I say it often enough, it will happen — I think, I hope.
For this author, all books are a struggle. I’m definitely a better reader of books than a writer of them. By the time I’ve gotten the book into something that looks and reads like a book, I’ve lost the plot entirely, if you know what I mean. By the time it’s done, I can’t remember why I even thought this was a story worth telling. I’m assured all book writers feel this way and maybe they do, I just know I feel it worse:-) Anyhow, today I will finish… Maybe I need a nice cup of tea.
I don’t like editing! I write for months, adding a thousand words per day to my ‘masterpiece’ and then edit for weeks, removing a thousand words per day from my first draft, which it turns out isn’t a masterpiece. I’m lucky if, at the end of the process, I have any words left to tell the story.
Anyhow, The Modest Proposal Institute, book 3, still without a title is fast taking shape, though what shape it will be in when it’s finished I can’t tell at this moment. If any of you want to read book 2, No More Empires, however, you can find it here.
There’s a feeling of letdown when you finish a vacation, even when you don’t have to go back to work. And even when you’ve been thinking it was time to end the vacation and get back home!
I did work on Book 3 of The Modest Proposal Institute when I was vacationing so progress wasn’t entirely slowed. And I have a date for it to go to the editor, which is always scary. Scary because I’m never happy with the book as it is when it goes out. I find books are best left just for the author, me, to read. That way I can change them every time a new idea pops into my head.
However, the having a date scheduled with an editor does concentrate the mind and place some necessary decision-making on the author. Ideas from this point on have to be saved for Books 4 and 5. All this is a long-winded way of saying, I have to get back to writing — right now!