I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics.
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Monday, January 31, 2011
The Ebb and Flow of Writing- I'm So In the Story! Or Not
I have to say it was gloriously fabulous.
And then I finished it. Did a round of revisions and sent it off to betas.
I couldn't sleep that night.
Now what would I do. It took me two days to kind of sort of disengage my mind from THE STORY. Ugh, real life can no longer be put on hold. Now that I'm out of THE STORY, I feel a little deflated.
This is how it is with the writing life. There's a natural rhythm. You can't be in the zone all the time. Sometimes you need to give your mind a break and focus on the mundaine like house and office needs.
Sometimes the writing isn't gloriously fabulous and it's a major feat to knock off one decent sentence. Learning to ride the wave, whether it's high and exciting or being sucked back into the ocean is what it's all about.
So I'm celebrating my recent high, taking a few days to manage my home, get back into my exercise routine (which I complete blew off last week) and read a few books.
Then I'll take a look at what I'm going to work on next. Hopefully it'll be a wonderful slide, but maybe it will just be old fashion discipline. Either way, I'm a writer and I will write.
How about you? Are you riding the wave?