Friday, March 23, 2007

First Drafts

I've just finished the first draft of a new novel, tentatively titled The Right Hand of Evil. It's all typed up and saved on my ibook, and I am now in the limbo that exists for me between projects. I am happy to have another one in the can, but at the same time I miss it. Especially near the end of a book, I really get into it and love being in that particular story. Now, I have to start from scratch. And, I have to decide what that next project is going to be.

At the same time, I am excited. I can start any story I want to! I have complete freedom! It's a nice feeling, but I am happiest when I am deep in the middle of a book. The solution? Pick a project and get to work!

6 comments:

Justine said...

You know Tim, I really admire you. Writing a novel, and finishing it it something that seem so challenging, so difficult, so demanding to me. But I guess I understand the difficulty of letting it go, after it's done. In a slightly different way it's what happened to me when I decided to knit a very large poncho. It took me one month of intense work, and when it was done, I was proud but somehow a little sad also without it. I can imagine that with something so personal like book, it mus be 10 times harder!

Bill Cokas said...

I'm in the same boat, only I finished mine early last fall. Kinda scary to be starting a new one--just pinning down what it should be about. Hopefully Robert Brown can sell that one, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Timothy. Do you have any books with Robert now?

Timothy Carter said...

Thank you both for the kind words, both of you! Justine, I'd like to see that poncho. It sounds very impressive.

Bill, congratulations on finishing your book, and good luck with the next one. I have a few books with Robert - he's hoping that sales of my next book Epoch will make it easier to sell them.

woof nanny said...

Just a note to thank you for visiting my blog--I really appreciate it.
Congrats on your diligence and follow thru with writing. I've been doing some freelance, but what I really want is a job in a creative environment. I hope this is the year!

CJ said...

So are you visiting blogs instead of writing? I appreciate your comment on my blog and think the universe brings people into our life for a purpose. I have many stories to tell (most of them about on-line dating of lesbians!)and you are another inspiration. You have accomplished much - don't rush so quickly thru your success!

Murphy said...

Now that's a problem few writers have often..too MANY ideas for the next project...May the juices keep flowing.