Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Fun of Writing

There are a lot of fun things about writing, but a couple in particular were on my mind over the past couple of days.

First, I had an August 1 deadline for a proposal for my second K-9 Ranch Rescue book for Harlequin Romantic Suspense.  I met it, and I'm way into writing the first draft of that book, too.  But it's always fun to meet a deadline.

Second, my younger son sent me a text message from a vacation he was on that included photos of a shelf in a bookstore in the city he was visiting.  Why was that fun?  Well, that photo had a bunch of my mystery books on it, starting with my first cozy SIT, STAY, SLAY from my Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries, as well as my most recent Barkery & Biscuits Mystery BAD TO THE BONE, and several others from those and others of the series I've written.  Yep, fun!

Are those the only reasons?  Nope.  I have fun with the whole writing process, at least a lot of the time.  I do get frustrated at times, or worried, or--well, name the emotion and I've probably felt it.  But I'm always (mostly) glad I'm a published author and that I'm continuing to write more.

Anyway, happy August, everyone!  And if you can tell me why this year is going so fast, please do.  


Betty Hechtman said...

I certainly agree about the year going fast. Also agree about loving to write even if it sometimes feels like pushing a boulder up a mountain. How fun that your son sent you the photo!

Linda O. Johnston said...

I like your analogy of pushing a boulder up a mountain. There are times I sit down to write when I know I have to but don't want to--until I start and the next scene starts pouring out!