Friday, August 21, 2009

Speeding Cars and Second Novels.


While KISS is still under consideration, I recently started my second novel and I have to say, I have never enjoyed writing as much. Maybe this is the norm when you start a new book, but I feel like this is the book I was born to write.

I'm not kidding. This book is my destiny...

I am so revved up by 4:00 p.m, after a day of writing, that I have the new urge to get in a fast car and blast down some German highway.

Just sayin'

PS. Since I am being honest these days, I must confess...Starting this novel caused a few weeks of severe anxiety. Which was weird and scary. I was nervous that I couldn't get what was in my head transferred properly. Thank God it only lasted a few weeks... And you know what changed? When I got stuck, I pretended it was a movie. I sat back and tried to think about how what I was writing might look on screen. What would be the funnest movie version of my concept? And that did it!

Write on people!



12 comments:

Weronika said...

Oh, Katie, that's such a great place to be in -- despite anxiety and other issues, you've fallen in love with another project, and that's by far the best feeling in the world. :)

Good luck! Keep us updated.

Stephanie Faris said...

Great tip. I'm going to have to try doing the movie thing!

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, good for you, Katie! Nothing better than being in a groove!

Kelly H-Y said...

That is so cool ... and what a great way to get past being stuck!!

storyqueen said...

The Best Feeling Ever!

When I get stuck and worry, I just say, "It doesn't matter because I can always change it later.....It doesn't matter because I can always change it later....." over and over again.

Enjoy the ride!

Shelley

Lisa and Laura said...

Hoorah!! Just keep on writing. I can't wait to read more!

Hardygirl said...

This book is going to be unbelievable. Keep speeding! I'm ready to read more!

sf

jessjordan said...

Yippee!

That's such great news. I took a couple of workshops at the conference where the speakers advised to write the novel you were born to write, and man did you take that and run with it!

Rock on with your bad self. Rock. On.

Little Ms J said...

I'm so happy for you, lady. I know you've been fretting (do you like my chance on Southern terminology?) over the last few weeks so it is nice to see you so excited. Don't lose that momentum!

Solvang Sherrie said...

The start of a new book is always a high for me. Enjoy!

Shelli said...

katie - I gave you a personal award today on my blog :)

Katie said...

Thanks guys! It has been so fun! And thanks for the award Shelli!!!!

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