I’ve not been writing as much as I’d like these days.
It’s not that I don’t want to complete The Stealth Lovers, it’s just that work has been constant these past few months. Not that I’m complaining; I love how my day job involves editing manuscripts. There’s nothing like giving other authors joy when they see how much I’ve been caring for their book babies.
But having my brain professionally edit a lot of content kind of uses up all my words, especially during crunch time. I have managed to improve what I’ve written in The Stealth Lovers since NaNoWriMo and the book has reached 65,000 words, but I find myself hungry to write even more these days.
So, I’m thinking of having an affair with my WIP. I’ll text it saucy things in the hope of seducing it for a little alone time.
The outline is done and I just want to draft the remaining chapters. Unless I leave this life or get abducted by aliens, my goal is to submit The Stealth Lovers to the amazing Renaissance, my publisher, by the end of the year. A few readers have already expressed their excitement over the story and that’s just golden, because it only fuels me to meet my deadline. (Thanks, fans. You mean the worlds to me.)
I’m considering writing my book in the morning and editing my client’s work after lunch, depending on the length of the manuscript I’m assigned. Usually I can set daily editing quotas to a good pace. I want to be quick but not rushed. What’s the point of hiring an editor who glosses over things, right?
I’ll sort out an effective solution. All I know is Xax and Viv are pestering me to write their biography. And trust me, you don’t want those guys on your bad side. Viv is a weapons specialist and Xax can wallop you with ten words from his big mouth. *Looks around, making sure Xax didn’t hear that.*
Have you ever found you need to sneak away with your manuscript to clandestine places? It’s amazing how fast life can creep up on you and steal away time. I hope you can grab moments from your calendar and write what you love.
Now if you excuse me, I have to compose that dirty text to my manuscript. Is “Heya, hot-monkey-sexy-trousers” a bit too much?
Cait Gordon is the author of Life in the ’Cosm, a story about a little green guy who’s crushing on the female half of his two-headed colleague. Cait is currently working on a prequel to ’Cosm called The Stealth Lovers, a rom-com military space opera. When she’s not writing, she’s editing manuscripts for indie authors and running The Spoonie Authors Network, a blog whose contributors are writers with disabilities and/or chronic conditions. She also really likes cake.