Friday, April 29, 2011

This Week in Writing

I started working on the paranormal romance I was asked to write. I had a great idea, things started out pretty good, then I got a little stalled. Mainly, it's a confidence issue. I've never written this type of story, so I think it sounds like crap. I'm forcing myself to get through it, though. It's just a draft. I'll have plenty of time to rework it later.

I also finished a draft of chapter 1 for the sequel to my YA novel. I'll go back to working on that when I'm done with the novella. Or, if I have time, I'll work on a zombie story. I'm just playing it by ear right now!

For those of you who are patiently waiting for "Life After the Undead" to come out, you're still going to have to wait. I've sent the publisher several emails, but I still have no idea when the book is supposed to be available. Don't worry, you'll be the second people to know!

I hope you all have a wonderful and productive weekend!


Cecilia Tan, said...

I was like that writing my first paranormal romance, too. I've published fantasy, science fiction, and erotica, much of it featuring love stories, but I never had written a Romance with a Capital R. I was convinced romance readers would smell a fake immediately and hate it. But I wrote MIND GAMES for Ravenous Romance and then hid my head in the sand.

Much to my pleasant surprise, the reviews from romance-focused websites were raves! That boosted my confidence hugely to write more romances, and it made all those moments when I was writing the book and thinking 'crapola, I cannot do this...' worth suffering through.

You're going to do great!

Cecilia Tan, said...

Hm, tried to leave a comment and I think blogger ate it...

Pembroke Sinclair said...

Thanks for the boost of confidence! I'm going to give it my best!