Thursday, May 21, 2009


You know, it turns out I already knew the answer to yesterday's question and I just was afraid to say it out loud. So for those of you who publicly and privately reassured me that it's okay to change my mind, even after 15,000 words...

Thank you!!

And you know what else? It turns out that as soon as I let it be okay to relegate the WIP to the dark recesses of my computer memory:


And by it, I mean IT. The book I've been wanting to write... a whole slew of books... of ideas and characters and a direction I want my entire writing and career to go in.

Can someone say anvil off my shoulders????

Just by letting go of the idea I was stubbornly holding on to because I was afraid of not finishing something.... I have found my joy and love and excitement for writing again.

I'll write more about it later. For now, I'm off to work on the new WIP. I haven't been this excited about my writing since I finished the final pages of SKON.



  1. I'm struggling with a book that I'm not in love with. I hear what you're saying, but I tend to lose steam with all the books I'm working on, so I'm not quite ready to give up. Plus, I've had several people read what I have done and really like it.

    That said, I'm very jealous of you right now.

  2. Congratulations, you must be so excited. I can't wait to hear what direction you're going in.

  3. I can't wait to hear more about your new project...I'm happy that you're "feeling it"!!! :)

  4. Congratulations! It must be a huge relief to let the story go! It's hard--so hard--to let go but sometimes it's the thing to do!

    I can hardly wait to hear about your new project!

  5. That's wonderful. I can't believe we had the same problem at the same time. Sometimes having too many ideas can work against us and we have to weed through them to find the right one. Get writing!

  6. Oh this is fantastic, Heidi! Congratulations!

    Sorry, I didn't see yesterdays post, but Kimberly pegged it. I'm so glad you found it!

    ...and I'm enxiously awaiting details...

  7. Add me to the list of "Want to Know!"
    This new WIP sounds very promising and I love that you love it.

  8. glad you worked thru it - i say if you get that high when you are writing - it comes natural :) if you are swimming upstream somethign is wrong.,