Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wasting Time

So yesterday I initiated a change. I stood up and said, I want someting new! And I bit the bullet.

I am scared, and nervous, and utterly flustered at the concept. But that's okay. Sometimes it's good to shake things up. Makes for more interesting conversations with family and friends.

I finished Heartstrings, wrote the synopsis and query, and shipped it off to a different publisher yesterday. Yay and OH MY GOODNESS! Now the waiting begins. This is always the hardest part for me. Sitting on pins and needles, hoping for a positive response.

I have faith though. Heartstrings is my favorite of all of the books I have written. So I am going to believe in the power of Mitch and Jarrod and all of their hunky goodness and let the words speak for themselves. (Isn't he beautiful? Mmmmm.)

Though now I am in a quandry. A good writer would move on to the next project. Using the waiting period to push through a story...but I don't have anything I want to work on.

I want to make videos for YouTube. Now that I have figured it out all I want to do is play around with it. I want to find tons of pics of my inspiration for Mitch and Jarrod and put them to music. I want I want I want to waste the next few weeks screwing around on the internet and not worrying about it.

I know that I cannot do this. I must continue to work if my dream of writing full time is ever to come true. Hell if I can't force myself to do it part time then there is no hope at all for full time.

Oy.

But did you see my commercial? I'm really proud of it.



XoXoXo
Dakota Rebel

8 comments:

  1. Hi Dakota,
    I liked your commercial, it made me laugh. I say give in to your desire to play on YouTube for a couple of days. Who knows, you may find the inspiration for your next story while you play.

    Renee

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  2. Taking a break to clear your head is not the same as wastnig time. So have fun! And Heartstrings is WONDERFUL!

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  3. Thanks Cindy. I really appreciate your help these last few weeks.

    Renee - I'm so glad you liked it. It really was a lot of fun to make.

    Molly - HI!!! I saw that the signing went well. Congrats on that.

    XoXoXo
    Dakota Rebel

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  4. I too, took a break! Breaks are always a good thing.

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  5. OMG but he is soooooooo gorgeous and hot!

    Making book trailers is addictive. I wish I had your knack for comedy.

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  6. I agree with the others, taking a break is not a waste. I've done it myself. Sometimes it's the only way to start a new novel with a new set of eyes.

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  7. LOL! I love the video ! :D

    & The book sounds more interesting this way!

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