So I’m giving my YA novel a rest. I think I’ve near bludgeoned it to death between critiques, revisions, etc. We need some time away from each other.

In the meantime I’ve started something new. Yay for new! I feel like I’ve gotten a new boyfriend or something. You know how one can get all giddily optimistic at the beginning of a relationship. It’s actually an idea I’ve had a crush on for several months and I’ve jotted down notes here and there (flirting) but now I’m getting serious.

I’ve already written 20 pages from the beginning and about 10 more in random areas. It’s a middle-grade and the voice and characters and story just came so naturally and strong. I know it’s still early in our relationship and I’m bound to find that bag of hair somewhere (If you don’t get that watch “Fever Pitch,”) but I think this might be the book I tie the knot with. I just feel it.



  1. I know exactly what you mean, Liesl. My current WIP felt like that when I started it, and now, ten months later, it still feels that way. Good luck.

    • RosieC

    • July 13, 2010

    • 9:35 pm

    Yay for new! It’s such a great feeling. Good luck, and enjoy your trial separation from the YA novel. It’s good for both of your souls šŸ™‚

  2. I know what you mean! Even though I absolutely love your previous novel, I think it’s awesome that you’ve got a new idea that you’re excited about. Those are the best…before all the drama, before the hatred, before the dreaded writer’s block. I’m liking this whole relationship analogy.

    Btw, nice Fever Pitch reference šŸ™‚

    • Jolene

    • July 16, 2010

    • 5:04 pm

    Oh, how we love a new project. Good Luck with it.

    • ali

    • July 17, 2010

    • 4:50 am

    Ha! I love this analogy – perfect! YAY for young love!

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