Thursday, March 3, 2011


Since I've only written one novel, I still feel like I'm making this process up as I go along. I'm quite the pantser when it comes to composing. I've had this character in my head for a few months, and she's been growing and changing... but it's only been recently that I've put a few things together and figured out the story she's going to feature in. Today I finally hit on what the story's first scene should be, and that naturally led my imagination into some delightful places I'm excited to visit in the weeks to come. 

Tomorrow. Starting the new book tomorrow. Tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow.

And of course, just like you, I have so many things on my plate to contend with. The new Clark Kent job, school, family, friends. The last book... it still needs a lot of work. It's under review with an agent, but we're fast approaching the query limit time. I'm blogging again, and fitting in an afternoon walk when I can. You know. Life.

It's ok though. Challenge makes us stronger. Right?


Sophia said...

Starting a new project, how exciting! I hope you find a good balance between life and writing, the blogosphere has lots of tips for how to find/make the time to write and do those other less important things like pay bills and see loved ones and sleep. You can do it!
- Sophia.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes it does! I never thought beyond the first book, so it's been a challenge to write another.

Anonymous said...

Right! Challenge is another chance for growth! I know that sometimes I feel like I don't want to grow anymore; my shoes are fitting fine now! Congrats on the new idea for another novel.

Hart Johnson said...

Absolutely it does! And I think I get more done when there is a full plate than when there are only a few things that need doing. Glad to hear your new story is ready to go!

Jemi Fraser said...

It really does. Life is full of challenges - but it's also full of joy and surprises! Enjoy that new story.

Arlee Bird said...

We all need a good challenge now and then to keep life interesting.

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