Monday, February 07, 2005

Never say Never

After a weekend of doing absolutely zilch on the writing front (well unless you call creating a blog writing related - hell yes! Of course it's writing related! What am I thinking?) I finally managed to finish Chapter 8 this morning so am feeling happy about that.

My current heroine has taken me over. She's the me I never was and never could be. My big mouthed alter ego who says what's on her mind before she thinks about the consequences. It's also my first foray into trying out first person present (another something I told everyone who cared to listen that I would never do... hmm, is there a pattern emerging here?)

But, it feels great to stretch my creative writing wings. For almost five years I concentrated solely on writing category romance, and now I've tried my hand at single title/mainstream... chic lit... and I love it. Of course, up until the middle of last year I swore blind I would never attempt to write a 100,000 word novel because I was only used to creating novels of half that length.

Yeah... my new motto is Never say Never, cause as soon as I swear I'll never do something I immediately rush out to try it.

There's a moral there somewhere. I think.


Amanda Ashby said...

i think the moral of the story is that you need to listen to your lovely cps who know what you are capable of even if you don't

your lovely cp!!!

Sara Hantz said...

I concur!!!!
your even lovlier cp

Anonymous said...

and the bestest comes in lastest!

Christina Phillips said...

It's true! I'd save myself so much grief if I just listened to you all in the first place! LOL!

Sara Hantz said...

So a good lesson learnt then. Always listen to us because we know best, and even when we don't we think we do