Friday, July 13, 2012

Hello Again, Dear Blog's been a while since I've blogged. No real excuse for why I haven't. Okay, so I have excuses but I'm not going to torture you with those;) Anyway, here's a quick rundown of what's been happening to me in the writing department.

 I'm finally back to editing again. I finished the first draft at the beginning of February and I was all sorts of happy.

Then I promptly entered a contest. 

I know, stupid move, but I did it. And nothing happened. I should have expected that, but still it was a bit heartbreaking.

From the stupid contest entry move, I realized I hated something about my book and decided to change a subplot. No big deal, right? Ha! 

The whole ripping out a subplot thing was...overwhelming. So overwhelming that I thought of shelving the book. Plus, real life stuff happened. Anyway, I ended up not even looking at the WiP for almost three months.

So now that I've had some distance from the WiP, I've found that I can actually look at it again without feeling like it needs to be burned. Now I'm not gonna lie. Chapter 1 was  BEAST to work on. But I've missed the story too much to ignore it any more. 

Now I can write ALL THE THINGS again! :D

What's been going on in your life since I fell off the face of the blogging world? I've missed being here!


  1. YAY!!! Melissa's back! Glad you've come to terms with your WIP. I'm writing on a new YA project while still querying my Suspense/Thriller. I also found out I'm going to have one of my short stories published this fall. *fist pump*

    Glad do have you back! :)

    1. Way to go with the short story and GOOD LUCK with the querying!!! And you're writing a YA? That's awesome! Welcome to the dark side;)

      Thanks for the welcome back!

  2. So glad to see you back. I can so relate to this post. My WIP has been so up and down, hopefully it's up right now.

    1. Thanks, Patti:) I've missed everyone. I'm glad to know I'm not alone, lol! I hope you keep that upward momentum. It's so hard to get back to work when you take a long break from writing.

  3. Wow you just described my entire writing process!!! So glad I'm not the only one! Seriously, thank you! Loved all the funny pics too.