So, I’m working away on RAJMUND this weekend (Book 3), and obsessively checking Amazon for more reviews and my current sales ranking, which had a very nice bump after Harriet Klausner’s review. A very nice bump.
But back to writing. RAJMUND is finally going smoothly. I’ve settled into my characters. I know who these people are now; I know how they’ll react and what they think. It’s a very good feeling. I can sit down and write almost anything, and technically it will be fine. But the really good writing comes when I know and, more importantly, like (or dislike in some cases) the people I’m writing about. It’s a great feeling. Sometimes, when I’m in the middle of a book, and I’m doing something from Real Life that’s completely unrelated, I’ll find myself feeling anxious or unsettled. And I realize it’s because I want to know what happens next. And that’s when I know the story’s finally working.
And RAJMUND is definitely working. Which means my story is calling me back to MSWord. (Either that or Microsoft has finally perfected their evil mind-control.) LOL
Before I go, I want to thank from the bottom of my heart everyone who has taken the time to post here or to write me personally and let me know how much they loved RAPHAEL. This is my first book — this will never happen again, and I was sooooo nervous. You all have made this one of the best experiences of my life. So, thank you.
CREEPY FACT FOR TODAY: In a year you will have swallowed 14 insects – while you slept! (Okay, this is my personal nightmare. I may have to start taping my mouth shut or something. LOL)