Friday, July 13, 2018

Mid-point in #amwriting

When last I posted, I was starting on an idea for my next manuscript. Well, I'm 10 chapters done and figure I'm halfway there.

I really want to wrap this up by mid-August if I can. Why? Because I work better with a deadline. At this rate, I think I can do it. This is one of those books that is sort of writing itself. I did some research and fleshing out ahead of time, but mostly I'm making it up as I go along. I've had several of those "wow" moments as I write, where the character does or says something and suddenly the plot takes a twist -- I love when that happens.

I'll be taking a break next week to go to the RWA national conference. I haven't been to an RWA con in about 10 years (has it really been that long?) This should be fun; it's in Denver, one of my favorite cities, easy to get to (one plane hop away), and I'll see a bunch of friends I haven't seen in awhile. Those 4 or 5 days away from writing will, I hope, energize me so I can finish up before my self-imposed deadline.

I'll report back in on the conference when I get back -- I wonder how much it's changed since the last time I was there....?

J L
(jayellwilson.com)



8 comments:

Leah St. James said...

Have a great time, JL! I've never been to the RWA conference. Can't wait to hear about it!

Vonnie Davis said...

I'll be eager to hear your views on the conference, too. Have a good time catching up with friends. You'll have a grand time I'm sure.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Your self imposed deadline is...inspiring. Not sure I could knock out ten chapters in that amount of time. Enjoy! I don't get to National nearly enough. They have changed over the years. For the better, I believe. Enjoy that too!

Rolynn Anderson said...

Glad the new book is moving apace. Yes, do report on the RWA conference. After our little InD'Scribe adventure in Burbank, RWA will feel BIG! Have fun!

Brenda Whiteside said...

You're a speedy writer so I'm sure you'll have no problem with your deadline. Have fun!

Jannine Gallant said...

Sounds like you're on a roll. I've never been to RWA. I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts.

RE Mullins said...

I usually get more done with a deadline but I don't like the stress that always comes with it. Even self-imposed deadlines make me anxious.

Diane Burton said...

Have a great time in Denver. I went to RWA conf. the last time it was in Denver. Loved it. I miss going, but can't justify the cost this year. Oh, well. I'll eagerly read what you have to say about it.