My Dirty Little Secret
Here’s my dirty little secret (okay, not a secret, really, because I’m sharing it with all of you…)
I hate writing.
Let me explain that. I hate composing new words. I hate staring at the screen, checking my outline, wondering about the word-count, fighting off the temptation to check Facebook or email or a million other distractions.
But I love having written. I love seeing the jumble of story inside my head settle into smooth, polished words on the screen. I love the feeling of accomplishment as I close the file.
And I love editing. I love massaging the words on the screen, tweaking this one, moving that sentence there, revising it, revising again, deleting it entirely. I love finding an image to feed through an entire novel, uniting scattered thoughts, creating a single whole.
Today, I finished drafting PERFECT PITCH, the first novel in my Diamond Brides series, which will launch during spring training of next year (March 2014). I’m going to be a very happy writer for a few weeks.
And then I’ll go back to hating my job. Because I’ll be writing CATCHING HELL. And I hate writing. 🙂