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Covers and work suckage

I got a peek at my cover for Understood, my December 19th release. I was really pleased. Once again, Anne Cain delivered what I wanted. :banana: I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for my January releases. I have two, one historical and one contemporary. Hopefully I’ll be able to post the December cover pretty quickly.

I’m hating where I currently am on my proposal. I’m full of doubts. :help: Everything I come up with doesn’t feel good enough. After coasting through a few months of high spirits and healthy confidence level, I guess it’s time for a plummet into the abyss again. :dunno: At least I got a lot of work done before the downturn.

I envy writers who can sit down and get it done no matter what. My creativity is too tied to my moods. If I’m in the right frame of mind, I can create magic. But if Im flailing, my writing goes straight down the toilet. The thing is, I used to could sit down and write crap. Believe me, I did it often enough. I could blissfully put words to computer and be content to go back and make it pretty and shiny later. While I still write pretty fast, I’m not near as quick as I used to be. I labor more over each word, every sentence and paragraph. It DOES cut down more on the editing I have to do, but it can be frustrating when I’m stopping too often to correct something mid thought. So while my first drafts are much tighter and require fewer corrections, they come much slower than they used to.

And that’s where I am at my current proposal. Instead of just writing crap, getting it out of my head and onto paper, Im mulling, obsessing, peeling each word painfully from my brain. I’m scrapping ideas before they ever make it to document which means Im spending a lot of time looking at white space.

3 thoughts on “Covers and work suckage”

  1. Jaci Burton says:

    Sometimes overanalyzing is the kiss of death. It bogs you down. Just write without looking back. It really will free your mind and let you be creative. You can edit the crap out of it later.


    Aren’t proposals fun?

  2. Cece says:

    You’re not alone babe! :passedout:

  3. Karin says:

    Just write! :weee:

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