Returning to Writing

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 • 4 Comments on Returning to Writing

Now that I’ve turned in Steamlust and while I wait for the rest of the Best Erotic Romance 2012 submissions to roll in, I’m turning my mind back to writing… oh, writing!  I do enjoy editing anthologies—even more than I really thought I would, to be honest—and I do try to squeeze in writing time even while I’m compiling an anthoogy (or doing promotion for the one that’s coming out May 1—Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance!) but I miss focusing solely on writing my own words, submitting my stories, being accepted (optimistic, that’s me), seeing my name in the TOC.

Book editing and pregnancy/baby/pregnancy stuff has slowed my writing down considerably in the past eighteen months.  But I’m still writing, even if it’s at a snail’s pace, and my mind is still whirring along, coming up with new ideas. I’m still playing with the novel plots, determined that one day I will actually sit down and write another one (or finish writing and editing one of the three or four that linger in my files). I’m also thinking a lot about nonfiction lately—personal essays on motherhood, parenting, aging, sex, life in general. I don’t have ambitious writing goals for the rest of this year for obvious reasons, but I do have writing goals and lack of time and energy doesn’t keep me from getting terribly excited about the ideas that come to me late at night—or early in the morning when everyone but me is asleep. That’s a writer for you—even when I’m not doing the physical work of writing, my mind is busy.

I’m waiting patiently for my next anthology contract (soon, I think!) and very excited about the ideas I pitched. But while I wait… I’m writing. How about you?

Posted by Kristina in Writing
  • Congrats on everything!

    I’m writing too.  Very deep in writing and editing.  Long works is my focus for the time being.

  • Amy Ruttan says:

    Ah, yes pregnancy and the writer.

    Unfortunately I lost a year of writing in 2009 when I was preggers with my last guy, only because of bedrest and complications. I just jotted out ideas and pecked away at the keyboard when I was able to. Once he was delivered there was no stopping me. LOL!

    Hope you find your writing groove. smile

  • Kristina says:

    Craig, I’m so happy you’re focusing on longer works… your short stories always make me wonder what happens next to the characters, so it’ll be a treat to actually stay with them for awhile and find out.

    Amy! Oh, I hope I share your experience after this little one arrives! I did get back in the groove after Patrick was born (December 2009—how about you?), but it took months!

  • Amy Ruttan says:

    It did take me a few months. The first book I finished after James was during NaNo 2009. It was hard, but I was glad to have my thoughts and my body back! LOL!

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