Click HERE to view my progress on The Winged Herds of Anoch,, my latest MG.
The discipline of writing in this blog every single day primed my pump. Now I'm overwhelmed with words and ideas. Every morning I rise at 6am and commute twenty feet to my office. The coffee is pre-set and I eat a banana for breakfast because I can't risk waking up the kids by making noise in the kitchen (some of you know what I mean!).
This latest book, the Winged Herds of Anoch, fell into my head, fully-formed like Venus. For the first time in my life, I feel like the book is writing me!
Has anyone else felt like this?
I haven't and this is my fifth book. When I was nineteen, I wrote The Spotless Forest, a MG novel. I have not sought publication for it. It has to be re-typed into a modern computer (and I'm sure it needs a major edit.) A few years later I wrote a book for adults, and I have since lost it, but it was the worst book I've ever written, and I have no doubt of that. I went on to write The Pet Washer (MG, 34,000 words), then Dead Girls Don't Cry (YA, 70,000 words), and now The Winged Herds of Anoch (upper MG, approx. 55,000 words). I will finish The Winged Herds of Anoch this week, and like I said, this book is writing me! It's amazing and I can't wipe the smile off my face!
To Do: Write daily, finish what you start, and then start another as soon as you finish! It primes the pump, sharpens your skills, and offers opportunities. One day--one book--will change your life, but it all starts with the first book.