Terri-Lynne DeFino (bogwitch64) wrote,
Terri-Lynne DeFino
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Every time I say, "NOW I get to write!" I can't...

Over on Heroines of Fantasy today, Mark talks about writerly resolutions. I'm not a big 'resolution' sort of person, but I do have one--I have to stop being so hard on myself about writing time. It's just not the same as it was while writing Finder, or even A Time Never Lived. Between promotion-stuff and editing, all things HRB family and family, I just don't have the six hours a day to dedicate to actually writing. Like I said in a prior post--this is what it was all for! This is what I worked for. So my resolution this year is to enjoy it rather than bemoan it, even if it seems like my heading is whiny.

I thought today was the day I would get back to writing The Shadows One Walks. I finished up an edit on a book (an incredible, amazing, I-can't-wait-to-have-this-in-my-hands book!) so that once the holidays were over, I could snuggle in with Fraeda and Cal and the big climax of this book. BUT--what must I do this week? It's really horrible. No writer should have to suffer this. I must...

CREATE A PRONUNCIATION KEY FOR THE ACTORS READING MY NOVELS FOR AUDIBLES!!

Yup, HRB is going Audible. I've already had a bunch of auditions come through for Finder, and we've chosen the one I've actually had my heart set on since publication (more on that story once the contract is signed!) There are several others who read for Finder that we want to have read ATNL and BTG, It's so exciting to HEAR my story. Completely different experience. It gives me chills just thinking about it.

And this is why I cannot be hard on myself for not writing. Sometimes, it's not "fun" stuff coming in between me and my story. And sometimes it is.
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