Saturday, 29 November 2008

Errrrrrr....

I emailed my agent about something or other the other day and said how I was SO looking forward to starting book 2 but would wait until after the mid-December meeting with my editor (so I could get her feedback first).

"I think you should start writing it anyway," my agent replied, "as they do like the idea."

Great, I thought, I can get started!

So why do I feel like my fingers (and brain) have suddenly frozen? Urrrgh.

9 comments:

KayJay said...

Gawd, I feel for you. I'm already having the wobbles about book 2 and I haven't bloody finished book 1 yet and I don't have anyone waiting to see what I come up with!

On the EXTREMELY positive side, it's great they like the idea...it would be more stressful if they didn't. It's going to be fascinating for us to hear how this process differs from writing book 1. (If that's any consolation!!) I have every confidence that you'll deliver...I guess it's a case of 'dance like nobody's watching', if you know what I mean...?

JJ said...

Yup I think KayJay is right. I'm sure this is a really normal reaction and you just need to write ... ignoring the voices. Push through it.

Good luck with it.

Captain Black said...

Why not try a few warm-up exercises first, before plunging into book number two?

Flowerpot said...

It's sods law isn't it? I'm sure you'll soon get going though - perhaps try writing something completely different just to lull your sub conscious into feeling settled rather than panicked!

Debs said...

You know you've done it once, and they like your idea, so I suppose the only way to do it is take a deep breath and start writing. It will probably start to flow once you stop worrying.

womagwriter said...

Yay! They like the idea! That's the important thing. Good luck getting into it!

KAREN said...

Ooh, no pressure then! At least they like the idea, so that's a good incentive :o))

Tam said...

Yup, I'm finding book 2 hard going as well :-(

I'm hoping that a good long concentrated run at it in December will get things going but it's taken until Ch.3 to feel like I've found the MC's voice, even though I know I've started in the right place. Book 1 was soooooo easy....

Keep going, even if you think it's not working yet :-)

Fionnuala said...

Have some frozen maltesers. These are my guilty treat, the freezing makes them last a tieensy bit longer. Yes, I am that sad. But I do find that when I indulge in a little guilty something...that I feel so guilty I stop pamicking about my writing blocks?
On a more serious note, why dont you try writing a flash fiction piece. Limit yourself to 200 words and write a short story. Its a brilliant way of flexing your writing muscles and often leads on to other things. If you want a go...try it on the theme of 'Baloons'
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