Friday, April 27, 2012

Writing AND Editing!

I started Book #5. No, I’m not finished editing Book #4.

Ahhh, but I can’t edit at work. However, I can write there. Shhhhh.

Scenes are starting to pop into my head and take over my brain. I have to start focusing in the shower once again or the “daydreams” will take over and the next thing I know, I’m late!

But man oh man, it feels soooo good to start a new story. It feels soooo good to have new scenes in my head.

Right now, the tentative title to Book #5 is ALIEN DESIRES. I had first thought I’d call it TALL, DARK, AND ALIEN, but that title wasn’t doing it for me. ALIEN DESIRES is kind of a play on words. My alien has never experienced desire, and he’s an alien, so that would also make the desires alien to him. Maybe it’s stupid, but it’s working for me.

Titles used to be so hard for me, but now, not so much. And writing while I'm editing – unheard of! Does this mean I’m becoming more experienced? Gosh, I hope so!


Anne Gallagher said...

Go You! The new book sounds great and I love the title. And editing while writing -- unheard of!! (I do it all the time.)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Anne - I've come across a lot of writers who can do both at the same time. And while I have started new writing projects while a previous first draft is "sitting", once I started editing, I dropped the writing. Maybe I just needed the practice to stick to one thing at a time. I guess it's like playing the piano. You have to get the right hand down first before you can start playing with the left (at least, that's what I had to do!).

LD Masterson said...

Good luck with the new story.

I've left an award for you on my blog. Stop by when you get a chance.

Gina Gao said...

The new story sounds interesting. Good luck with it!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks, Gina. Glad you stopped by!

And commented! Gee, yes. Let's not forget that. I LOVE comments!

Have a good day!