Monday, November 11, 2013

Coming Out of the Cave

I've been in the writing cave for a while.

The bad news about the writing cave:

I let the emails / student papers / laundry / dishes / prettymucheverythingthatisn'twriting pile up disastrously.

The good news about the writing cave:

I have a new book. (claps hands together excitedly) A new book! A NEW BOOK!

Yeah, it's going to need some revision, and I will have to creep back into the cave for a few solid intervals between now and January, I'm sure.

But every time I finish drafting a novel, it feels like a miracle.

This novel, especially, feels like a miracle. I've been working on this novel, in one way or another, for about two years, and it's been a story that's been waiting inside of me to write for much, much longer.

(dabs at eyes) Ahem. Anyway. I will tell you way more about it soon, I swear.

Right now I will simply say that it is a contemporary stand-alone that will be out in Winter 2015--that's the plan, anyway.

(goes to wash some dishes)