Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The next book

You know what I'm talking about. You finish your current book, and now you're all excited to start a new one. You have it all planned out, the characters, where they live, the plot. Can you feel the adrenaline rush as you prepare to enter yet another new world that you have created?

Yes, it's sad to say good-bye to the old one, but there's this new one, with a whole new set of characters and trials and tribulations, and if you're an erotica writer, the new sex positions.

There's nothing more fantastic than figuring out who's going to be your next star side character, if you're going to have someone die or not, how your hero and heroine are going to handle those hurt feelings you know they're going to have and the many decisions we have to make to make it impossible to put down. Oh the joy!

My problem, I love to write. Love, love love it. Example, I'm just now getting around to revising Falcon's Angel, a vampyre/mutant novel. Okay, I finished it clear back in 2007. That's right, three years ago. I just wanted to get to the new one, and it wasn't even in that series, lol. And, to give moreperspective, I've since written about a dozen novels since then, lol. Oy! I'm hopeless, lol

Am I alone here? Does anybody else feel this way? Lemme know!

Amethyst

16 comments:

Lisa Alexander Griffin said...

I don't know, Ame. I think I'm the opposite. Seems I can't move on until I've finished writing and editing the story I'm working on. Maybe I'm obsessive-compulsive or something. But I have a few on the back burner, and when I try to work on them the other story keeps yammering...you're not finished with me yet. Polish and shine, polish and shine.

It's good that you can move forward and get more things written.:)

ZAM said...

I love to write too! but I write one at a time. When I'm rearranging one word here and there for days at a time I know it's time to let it go and let the pros tell me if it's any good. But I do like to get to the next book too. Sometimes I use that next book as an incentive to finish the one I'm on... Like, finish your dinner before dessert!

C. Zampa said...

Just like you, Ame, I love, love, love to write.

I suppose I think ahead on a new story, before one is finsihed. But my concentration skills are too weak to be able to actually start another story until one is finished.

But I love seeing somebody else who loves re-writes and editing as much as I do. To me, that's when you get to really make it shine, to go back and add those glittering touches to your characters that you learned about them as you went along.

erotiwriter said...

Lisa,
I think that is where I need to grow. Then maybe I wouldn't have 20 rough drafts but 20 finished stories, lol. But I'm learning, slow and steady wins the race. lol

Ame

erotiwriter said...

You see ZAM, that's what I need to tell me. You can't move on to the new one until the old one is finished...now if only I could listen, lol

ame

erotiwriter said...

Oh totally, 100% agree. I used to hate revisions. I use to be like, what else does it need, and still get that way occasionally, but it's when I see, when I truly see what can be changed, that I'm like, yeah baby! lol

Ame

KarennaC said...

See, I'm weird, I guess... I usually have anywhere from 2-4 WIPs going at any one time. Usually one of those (sometimes two) is a first draft, and the rest are at varying stages of revisions. I like to let my stories sit for a week or two between finishing the first draft and starting to edit/revise it, so I have to do something in the meantime!

Right now, I finished the first draft of an erotic romance novella yesterday but need to rewrite the ending; I'm revising my MM shifter novel; and I'm rewriting/revising a YA novel to re-submit to a publisher.

I either suffer from mild attention deficit (not saying that flippantly; I'm quite serious) or I'm slightly crazy... or both. But I have to have more than one project going at a time or I end up with massive writer's block.

Faith said...

Yes, I'm always wanting to get to the new book. This need to do so is why I call Lady Muse a bitch, lmao. She is always yammering away at me about new ideas, new characters, twists and turns for a new book...

Btw, I love your faerie graphics, Ame!

erotiwriter said...

Karenna, I think that is me too. But for me, I tkink it is because I have so many exciting ideas(they're exciting to me) in my head that I have to get them out and onto paper and hundreds that are waiting in the wings.

erotiwriter said...

Faith, you and I have the same muse. They must be sisters. Sister Sledge, lol

Ame

Nicole Zoltack said...

I have so many stories I want to write and not nearly enough time. I generally work on one novel and a short story or two at the same time. I like to juggle writing projects.

Janice said...

I have several mss that I need to work on. The oldest is four years old. That's when our old computer decided it was brand new and all my old data was lost. Including my mss, shorts and my daughter's eighth grade graduation photos.

I try to work on the old ones, but news ones keep popping up in my head. I've decided I will be writing novella for a while. So here I go again.

Janice~

erotiwriter said...

I feel your pain Janice, I truly do!

Ame

erotiwriter said...

Nicole, I hear ya, and you gave me a good idea, write free reads in between.

erotiwriter said...

Now there's an idea! I agree with you Nicole, and maybe I ought to work on some free reads while I revise the current novel I'm working on.

Faith said...

Love the vampire you added to the graphics!