Whipping my first manuscript into shape for the Golden Heart contest is turning out to be more work than I thought it’d be.
I thought it’d be easier to do a little editing on Brad and Erin’s story than it would to write another 40,000 words to finish my current WIP.
Ha! Was I wrong. Between Harlequin changing its length requirement (resulting in a 10,000+ word trim) and my unwelcome discovery that my hero is boring, I’m doing as much — if not more — than I’d have had to do to finish the other one.
In fact, my other characters are calling me back to them. Kari and Damien’s story wants to be finished … and soon.
Well, it’s just going to have to wait. I’m going to finish fixing my first baby up for the contest, and then I’ll get back to work on Kari and Damien’s story.
Ack!! Resist the siren’s call! LOL
Actually, I’m going through something similar. I have three stories in my head, and none of them is “calling” to me right now. Very frustrating, especially since there are no hard-core deadlines looming to push me in a certain direction. For the time being, I’m going to work on whichever one calls loudest at the time I sit down to write. (And hope that one of them presents itself as “the one” – or at least “the one for now”.)