Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

It’s been a month since I’ve posted. How time flies when you’re having fun! I have been, mostly. Although it’s been a snowy, cold winter here.

When last you heard from me I was thinking. I think I’ve thought enough. I finally got a handle on the book I started and was attempting to return to. You know that feeling when it all falls into place? Nothing better.

But here’s the thing: the thought of writing book 20 puts me into a coma. I feel I don’t have the stamina to write another novel. This may not be true but it’s what I feel now. Thinking about 400 pages or so gives me a stomach ache. I don’t want to do it even though I now know how to do it. It’s overwhelming. Yes, I know about one page at a time. Doesn’t help.

Strangely, there’s another side to this. Sometimes when I think about doing that book it feels exciting. But that feeling comes much less than the other.

Please don’t tell me to get another profession. I either write or I don’t. There are no alternatives for me because I don’t want any.

So here I am feeling I don’t want to write that book. But given who I am, that could change. And given who I am it will never change.

8 comments:

Ed Gorman said...

Twenty, you have to admit, is a nice round soft-sounding number, Sandra, much pleasanter on the ear than the grating nineteen. Love, Ed

catherine75 said...

Dear Sandra
I am a french reasder of your books since the first published in france. Sorry, i am not "english fluently". I hope that you will get the pleasure to write again. Have nice days with or without writing. Sincerely Catherine

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maryalice@mysterylovers said...

We will wait b/c writing is what you do......so think, read, watch films, meander......and we will see you in print !

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Patti said...

ms. scoppettone, i retired 2 yrs. ago.and will be 64 tomorrow. prior to retiring, read a great deal. had many interests. but fell into a funk. i was surfing the internet your book "this dames....." caught my eye. i love 40's film noir movies and old spillane and hammet stories.my wife reads 2 to 3 books a week.i thought she'd like your book. she did. so i read it. and LOVED it! first thank you for getting me back to reading. secondly i was wondering if your "faye quick" titles are available in LARGE PRINT? my mom whose 85 would love to read them. thank you for the hours of entertainment i have enjoyed reading your book. and am looking forward to my next faye quick mystery. truly richard