Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I'd almost forgotten--this can actually be fun!

There's a special time early in the writing of a book when it's just you and the story. Nobody else has seen it. Nobody has rendered an opinion, pointed out its flaws, or wished it were written differently. You can enjoy the book thoroughly; you can dream of its smooth completion, envisioning what you hope it is becoming.

There will be revisions. Many, many revisions. There will be second-guessing and overhauling and deletions. But for now, it's like the first date where everything's clicking. It's the first day of the dream job. It's getting that phone call you've been waiting for. It's a magic to be enjoyed while it lasts.