I don’t know about you, but when I get hit with new ideas, the temptation to drop everything else can sometimes prove to be too sweet!
Not that it’s a bad thing – I happen to enjoy temptation in many forms. For instance – the double chocolate cake that I’ve been waiting to make, or that bag of easter eggs I hid away until I began the next story …. the desire to reward myself with chocolate is always there – but I’m learning to not always give in. (except for yesterday when I had to make an ice cream cake for my husband’s 40th birthday and I ended up making a chocolate bundt cake for myself as well…I really don’t like ice cream cakes …lol)
I’m close to finishing up a novella that I’m really enjoying. Sanctuary – book 2 of my Nephilim Arise series. I’ve had a drop-dead date of April 30th. I’ve known this for months now but considering that is only 5 days away … the temptation to speed through the remaining chapters and just ‘finish’ is strong. But not TOO strong – I love this story and where it is going!
But … why the drop-dead date – right? Hmmm. Well … May 1st is when I fall into Emma’s Secret full force. It’s all plotted out, it’s outlined and detailed and I’ve even written some on it. I’ve let this story grow inside of me. I’ve listened to what my readers want and I can’t wait to give it to them 🙂
Have you ever fallen in love with something – a story, a recipe, a movie…an idea – even before you’ve had the chance to dig in deep? I love it. It reminds me of ‘falling in love’ – I get those butterflies in my stomach, the sweet smile that will cross my face, the far off gaze as I lose myself in the scenes that play in my head…I love this part of the story.
Actually – it can be quite addicting!
Hmm…now that I think about it – that hidden stash of easter eggs that I was saving for Emma’s Secret is gone. I need another sweet treat to indulge in.
Any ideas? Maybe some chocolate covered swedish berries? Gummi bears? Lifesavers?