Recently I've spent some time with my thinking cap on. There's something I've known for a while but I haven't wanted to admit it because I'm a people pleaser and I especially want to please the people who come here to visit me.
Then wise woman Julie drew the bear card. One sentence that it said (contrary) really stood out for me:
Reading between the lines, it's time for me to woman up and fess up - I can't write my next book like I did the last one. I can't write a chapter, submit it to beta readers, make changes, post it here, then write the next chapter, etc. etc.
It's just not that kind of book. I'm going to have to write it once through, not on my own, exactly, because I'd like some feedback and accountability, but as a whole entity, not in pieces.
It's going to teach me a lot; that's already started; and I would like to talk about what I'm learning here. I hope no one gets bored or irritated.
I feel like I've been a horrible tease. I've talked about it as if I were going to start posting any time now. That was my original intention. It just can't work that way.
Can y"all forgive me?