Anyone who follows my A Round of Words in 80 Days posts (and thank you, those who do!) will know that I’ve been struggling to figure out what book I want to strive to finish to be the second book I promised myself I’d publish this year. I know I’m itching to get to it, too; I sort of blotched my approach with Bowlful of Bunnies, and I’m looking forward to a chance to do a better job marketing Book No. 0002. The problem is that I’m not sure what it’s going to be, and I’m still flailing about the same issue I was flailing about a month ago.
Battarack Girls has lost its spark for now; I’ve returned to trying to start a new novel every month to have a treasure trove of potential pieces available to me. And, right now, I’m seriously considering focusing solely on Serpent in a Cage.
There are a few problems with this. In a nutshell, you could say that I’m not feeling ready for it to be published. On the other hand, though, this is a story I’ve been crafting for nearly ten years now. I’m sort of having a “shit or get off the pot” moment. It’s the closest thing I have to being finished right now. It’s the start of a whole slew of books I’ve been itching to write as well. I’ve always wanted it to be traditionally published, but I’ve been more keep on the idea of bringing it up by its charming indie bootstraps lately, too.
I think I might give it a try. I’m happy to announce that the past two days, I’ve been successful in meeting my page-a-day goals on my various projects that I’m still working on, so I’m definitely moving into a good head space to get some work done, methinks. I’m typing and editing my submission for The First Line tomorrow, too. I’m not entirely happy with how it turned out, but I think it’s still better to submit it than just letting it fall to the wayside, and then I can get started on the next one. My focus will mostly be shifted toward Serpent in a Cage, or whatever other story presents itself.
And now, I turn my attention onto you, dear readers. Have you ever stood on that precipice, on the edge of fear, when something you’ve been working on for a very long time presents itself to be coming into fruition? Did you close your eyes and leap blindly into it, or did you timidly try to ease your way down the steep side of the mountain? What ultimately lead you to taking the plunge? I know a certain sense of fear and worry is holding me back with SiaC, but I’m building myself up to finally confront it…and swiftly demolish it, as well. What are your thoughts?