Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Best and Worst Thing About Being a Writer

Opening up a brand new document and starting a new manuscript is scarier than a Paranormal Activities trailer.

But then you get to type in the brand new, absolutely perfect title of your WIP. 

You hit the enter key once.

And type these words:

By Lisa and Laura Roecker

A tiny, little thrill races up the back of your spine and makes you sit a little bit straighter as you type, "Chapter 1."

And so it begins....

10 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

You got that right!
Congrats on finishing your edits and starting fresh on something new!

Laura Pauling said...

It is so exciting! And a bit overwhelming. I love getting those first couple chapters down. Good luck! And Have fun!

Loretta Nyhan said...

Yay!!!!

It is a certain kind of thrill...

Christa said...

Dang it! Does this mean you're done editing??? I love you all when you're editing.
This whole "new book" thing makes you too happy:)

Lydia Sharp said...

precisely. :D

Matthew MacNish said...

Do you people ever sleep?

Nicole Zoltack said...

I love starting new stories!

Tere Kirkland said...

Y'all come up with the title first? O_o ??? ;D

For me, the rush is meeting the new characters, starting on a new adventure. Even if I don't know the name quite yet. Nothing gives me the same rush as drafting, even when things aren't going according to my plans.

Elana Johnson said...

Oh, yeah. The excitement of a new book! Good luck, girls! Not that you need it, but you know.

Krispy said...

THIS! Although I never have a title first. Kudos to you for that!

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