Wednesday, December 16, 2009

When They're Over

The holidays, that is. I plan to go back to writing on January fourth. After this long break I’m both excited and apprehensive.

I have to make a decision between the book I started last winter/spring and trying a Young Adult after all this time. For those who don’t know, I published 5 YAs in the seventies and early eighties. Writing another one hasn’t appealed to me until now. I can’t say why this has turned around.

My agent has wanted me to do this for years, but I had no interest in it. Months ago it suddenly felt right. I’ll need to do some research (that means reading other people’s books) to get myself updated re clothes, language and whatever else is going on. I don’t mind that part at all. I’ll write in the morning and read in the afternoons.

I guess I’ve made my decision. Thanks blog.

This means there are twenty days until I start. I will be doing a flash fiction before that and I’ll consider it a warm up. And then back to trying to write another novel.

Be still my heart.


pattinase (abbott) said...

Mine, too.

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Pam said...

Hi Sandra ~ For what it's worth, as a student at a Catholic high school in the 1970's, I read a couple of your books and found them very moving. They tackled subject matter that was pretty original for YA books at that time. One quote (possibly slightly misquoted) has stuck with me ever since: "As long as people love instead of hate, what difference does it make who they love?" Thank you for writing those books. I'm sure I'm not the only one that they stuck with!