Hello! Remember me? Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately. Fractured, the sequel to Slated, is out soon and I've got book 3 DEADLINES....gulp. I really should name it one day, shouldn't I?
And somewhere in the back of my mind amongst all the other worries is this one: what comes next?
There are some words of wisdom on this by Claire Merle, author of The Glimpse, over on Demention. Take a look by clicking on this link: Writing and the Lost Art of Patience.:Patience isn't one of my strengths: I have a ridiculously short attention span with most things, and could really relate to Candy's recent post about the dangers of multi-tasking when trying to write a novel. It isn't so much the competing demands on my time that are my problem; it is more the inability to focus without quiet time and space. If, like me, you're not a naturally calm and quiet person, even more so.
'Writing in long form requires an almost Herculean ability to delay gratification.'
But how can I write one book while worrying about the next one? I can't.
So I'm working on it: shutting out the distractions now. And having faith and patience: somewhere in that mess of ideas there will be the next one. It will wait for me to find it when the time is right.
p.s. does linking to someone else's excellent blog count as a blog?