Sunday, July 11, 2010
Editor v. Creator
I need to apologize to you!
I thought I had scheduled something for Sunday and, as the hermitoad I am, I just decided to break from my real world shell and creep into cyberealm, only to discover that I forgot! :(
I forgot all about yesterday.
What I've been doing:
I've decided to make it a point to edit Rock Star 3 hours a day, but for the weekend. I love it. I actually feel refreshed when I walk away from it. I love the left-brain work it forces me to do.
I challenged myself to continue with fresh writing.
I need to continue a novel I had dropped in order to edit a different WIP--YA Darkspell. I'm so bad.
First, what I plan to do, is read through its entirety (most likely edit obvious mistakes), and then--hopefully!!!--pick up where I left off and finish the darn thing.
It's a vampire read. No, nothing like Stephenie's stuff. I like to think of it more like an Underworld kinda thing (in terms of intensity).
I can't remember when the last time it was when I wrote a new book while I edited another. It's like writing left and right handed at the same time, don't you think? Leaping from editor mode to creator mode? Ack!
Have you ever written a new novel while editing another? How do you disengage yourself from one hat to the other?