Wednesday, October 3


So, my new book came out a week or so ago, and so far I've gotten some super awesome reviews--including some wonderfully thoughtful (as in well thought out) ones. Which makes me happy.

But it also leaves me feeling like I can never measure up to my own "bar". So I'm having a hard time writing.

But when I get lousy reviews, it's depressing. And I have a hard time writing.

So basically, there is absolutely NO winning.

The truth is that I've been having a *very* hard time finishing anything. We had a bit of "exploding life" this summer, but that has mostly blown over and things are settling back to what passes for normal around here...but still, it's like I can't concentrate. Or I'll write a few pages and LOVE it...then write a few more and want to scrap the whole project.

It may be that the subject matter is difficult. Both of my (way overdue) WIPs deal with pretty big subjects, HIV (Pasha and Daniel/aka Hanging by the Moment), and coming of age/coming out (my YA novel). So, okay, by this time next week, I should seriously be done with Pasha and Daniel (I should have been done months ago, but that's another story). It's so close I can almost taste it...but that's the one that I write a few pages and love it, then write a few more and want to scrap the whole thing. Hopefully in the end it will be worth some very real blood, sweat, and lots of tears. I guess I just need to knuckle down and WRITE.

Which is why today's post is going to be scary short.  ;-)

But... before I dash off: scroll down. I'm trying something new. A Saturday post that's just for fun. So far, it seems to be getting pageviews, so maybe it's not a bad idea. Last Saturday, I talked about one of my favorite shows, and let me tell you, I am GEEKED for the rest of it (Logo is showing back episodes of The Misfits).

Don't forget that I'm touring SE MI all month with the ghost book--but would love to see ANY of my readers :)  And don't forget that I'm doing a blog hop and giving away a copy of Bound in a couple of weeks.

Forgive me for not posting a recipe if I promise to give you on on Saturday?

Okay, four minutes 'til midnight! Time to get this posted and head off to bed. On top of everything else, I've still got yesterday's migraine niggling and now I'm getting a scritchy throat. Sigh.

Let's end on a positive note:


Chris T. Kat said...

Congrats on the great reviews! I'm looking forward to read your book.

H.B. Pattskyn said...

Thanks, Chris! Ditto on Silver Lining... I'm not usually big on bittersweet (Russel Davies and Torchwood killed it for me, it used to be one of my fave themes), but it sounds like an awesome story.