I am a lair and a cheat.
A few months back I'm pretty sure I said I would keep this blog up better than I have. Thus, LIAR. But that's not my secret.
"I'm not a quitter." I've said this countless times. I will NEVER start a new book without finishing the current WIP. Especially not when that WIP was 90% finished.
Well, my secret is:
In October (right about the last time I hung out in bloggerville) I had a coming to Jesus with my spy book. It was a novel I had been working on for two years. A novel that I'd written multiple completed drafts of. A novel that frankly has problems.
One day I was sitting there, plugging away at fixing those issues, when the realization hit: I HATED THE FREAKING spy novel. I wanted to punch it in the face. Kick it to the curb. Spit on it and never ever think about a girl spy again.
So I did. I closed my word document and opened a new one.
Honestly, I was kind of embarrassed about the whole quitting thing and uber depressed. But then I decided:
Nobody tells me what to do!
So if I was going to lie, might as well cheat, right?
I opened a new word document and wrote a different novel. One that I love. One that doesn't have years of expectations behind it. One that I'm now (as in this today) writing the final scenes.
Just thought I'd pop in and say hi.