Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What Are You Doing Instead . . .

Of writing your first or next novel?

We all know we should be doing it. It's like the big science project you get in Junior High--you know you should work on it as soon as it's assigned, you even have a great idea! But somehow days and days go by and you still haven't started on it. Are you doing that with your books?

I am.:)

What are you doing instead?

I wish I could say I've been blogging like mad, but all of y'all would know that was a lie!:) Actually, I've been doing a lot of review reading on Amazon.com for books in my genre. (At the moment that's YA.) I justify my time by telling myself that it is "market research." . . . And it kind of is!:)

What are you doing? Posting on forums? Reading? Making bubble gum wrapper chains?

Or maybe you're one of those Hermione-esque creatures and you ARE working on your book. Well good for you! How's that going?



moonrat said...

oh Hermione, what would I give to channel your discipline?!

Kaytie M. Lee said...

I banged out the first chapter of my next novel and am luxuriating in the revision of it because I can't think of anything for the blank page following.

Also, I'm reading blogs and shopping online for shoes I'll never buy because my puppy keeps chewing the ones I have.

Also, my apartment is spotlessly clean.

Kenneth said...

Going to Law School.

David L. McAfee said...

Working at the job that actually pays. :)

But at night, I am writing my next novel (really).

However, tomorrow night and all day Friday I'll be washing, vacuuming, and polishing the Z to get it ready for a car show this weekend.

Shiny Cars and Happy Faces.

Maprilynne said...

Kenneth, you are excused.

*Hehe, that's my husband.:)*

Demon Hunter said...

I'm reading and writing my next movie script. I just completed a rewrite on one and submitted it. After that, I'll go back to rewriting my urban fantasy book...

Carrie said...

I'm shopping the book I just finished and trying to decide which agent to go with :)

Once the contract is signed, I guess it's time to figure out what's next!