Tuesday, February 2, 2010

In the Meantime Inbetween Time

I'm in limbo at the moment. Just finished some revisions on a previous novel, but I'm not quite ready to look at my newest novel (I like to take 6-8 weeks off after completing a first draft before diving in again, so I can hopefully see it more objectively).

My husband and I bought a townhome, but we can't move until we re-carpet, re-paint and pack up.

I just got a major hair cut (perhaps a teeeeensy bit too short) so I'm waiting for it to grow out a bit. (Yes, it's actually shorter than the photo above and to the right. I had it braid-able length for a while, and just chopped it off again.)

Can't believe it's already February. I'm between actions, poised and ready, with nowhere to go just yet.


  1. Do you write short stories or anything along those lines that could tide you off? Sometimes it's a nice refresher to write something withou the worry/stress of trying to get it published. It frees you up to just enjoy it.

    Otherwise, enjoy some of the downtime and relax!

  2. Time off is good. I usually take a few weeks off when I finish something, just to cleanse my mind and start thinking about what's next.

  3. Megan, I occasionally write short stories, but they usually end up being incorporated into future novels rather than standing alone. But it's a good idea to keep the creativity going!!

    Natalie, I definitely think some time off is good, and in a week or two I'll be ready to look at my new novel again (been staying away from it since early December).