Sunday, October 7, 2012
My favorite writing season is here!
It's cold here in Oklahoma. I'm talking, thick socks and hot cocoa while you curl up on the sofa with the lap top and write, cold. This bipolar state I live in will most likely get warm again before it decides to stay cold, but for now I am enjoying this glimpse of my favorite writing season.
I don't mean that I can't write any time of the year, because of course I can. There is just something about the fall and winter that I feel gives me permission to hibernate. I love that NaNoWriMo occurs in November when the cold really settles in and the snow makes its appearance. Being trapped in the house by snow while other people are prevented from visiting... now that is perfect writing weather for this writer. *mischievous grin*
I'm working on the sequel to my first book(which is in the submission process right now). It is an intense challenge to figure out that perfect balance of telling just enough that a new reader would understand what's going on and not telling so much that you bore the reader who read the first book. My first critique group session for this WIP really helped me figure it out a little more, and it helped me see that I have a long way to go. I have a couple of new critique group members who haven't read anything from my first MS, so they are a huge help!
Do you have any advice for writing a sequel? Are you in a critique group? What's your favorite writing season? Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year?
Don't forget that the Monstrous Monday Blogfest is on October 29th! I can't wait to read about your monster.