So I know I’ve told you all about jumping into YA head first (and yes, it took a leap of faith too). That was a little over a year ago. On September 3, I sent the completed YA manuscript to my agent. There were times I didn’t think I’d finish.
There were times I had no idea where the characters or the story were going.
There were times I wanted to give up and start something new (because that’s so much more fun than the muddled middle).
But this story, these characters grabbed me and didn’t let go. I admit I haven’t done any writing since I sent off the ms. But I’ve done lots of thinking, and mulling over new ideas. Nothing has quite stuck yet. I think it’s because my heart is still buried in NORTH (tentative title). But this is the best part of the process for me—the part where I get to dream and imagine, knowing when inspiration strikes, I'll take the leap again.