Posted by: Genene Valleau
Current Project: Nine-book series
Status: Working on master timeline and scene worksheets for all stories
I'm at that point in a project where it has become an obsession. Pretty much every waking moment is spent thinking about or working on my work in progress. You know, the period of time where feeding dogs (or kids), paying bills, or interacting with family members without calling them by one of your characters' names is a challenge and, oh-by-the-way, is taking time away from working on the story.
From other blog entries over the past months, I'm not the only one who has hit this point. Actually, after a year or so where I focused on other things, I'm enjoying this immersion in writing. And, even though my mind is occupied by this series project, I am keeping an outward balance in other areas of my life, such as promotion of an upcoming project...
Three members of Mid-Willamette Valley RWA (Christine Young, C.L. Kraemer and myself) have an anthology of stories being released from Rogue Phoenix Press in February 2010. We now have a cover for that anthology (pictured at left, I hope). The three stories in this anthology feature "write-in" parts that were auctioned off as part of a fundraiser for the Willamette Humane Society. We offered this item in their fundraiser again this past weekend, and I'm hoping to hear details about the winner for our 2011 anthology soon.
I'll be updating my writing Web site soon (after Debbie's presentation at our October meeting :) to include more information about the anthology as well as a special holiday promotion on my "Rock 'n' Romance" books released last year.
How long does your obsessive stage with a story last? A couple days? A week? Until you finish the story? Do you try to balance this obsession with other pieces of your life or do you just ignore everyone and everything else until the story is done?
And now, back to my obsession for awhile before I call it a night...