Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Apparently I Need to Eat

I know! Who knew? So I'm working on my new manuscript, Knights of Avalon, and I'm really getting into the story and then as the day goes by, I start feeling bad, like really bad, like lay down in bed under the covers bad. But I'm not sick, so I'm sitting there, trying to figure out why I feel so weak and dizzy when I suddenly realize I haven't had anything to eat or drink, except for a few Milano cookies (half off! Nom nom nom), for the last 18 hours or so.

Now, I like to eat. I'm extremely fond of eating and drinking. I do it on a regular basis and Bear Grylls tells me it's extremely important to do, especially when wandering in the Patagonia or the wilds of Alaska. But on rare occasion, I get so wrapped up in what I'm doing that I kinda forget, until the room gets all spinny on me and I'm like, "Oh yeah, body needs sustenance." So I drank some water, ate some food, got myself a Coke Slurpee and much better! Yay for food and water!

Here's a status report on where I am with my writing:

Surviving Matewan: Am holding off on further queries at this time. Various people are reading the revised manuscript, I'm gathering up feedback and will make further revisions based on their recommendations. Goals so far include: Getting the word count down, coming up with a stronger opening line, and more showy and less telly.

Knights of Avalon: I am having way too much fun with this book for this to be healthy (see above). We'll see if it's any good, but the writing process is going a lot faster this time around, and I have to think all the experience I gained from the first book has something to do with it. Hopefully an increase in speed does not equal a decrease in quality, but I'm not forcing it, and I think that's what's important.


  1. I can't imagine going without food that long. Keep the momentum going with Avalon. Those days of inspired writing aren't too frequent. Make the most of it.

  2. Don't you just love it when you get totally engrossed in a book that you forget to do anything else? My favourite part about writing! I love it!
    Word count? Down? I've got the same problem....

  3. I've done that so many times. Often when I'm reading too. I also dance at the computer I have to pee so bad. Dang, I'm three.
    I am loving book one, between reworking mine. Promise to finish it soon. Can't wait to read this new one!