Happy Hump Day. Yesterday, I finished the main draft of ROGUE MOON. It’s a mess. I’m not saying that because messy manuscripts are part of my process. They aren’t. Ask my Critique Partner. Under normal circumstances, my process is pretty clean…in a messy sort of way. 😆 What I mean by that, as a puzzler/pantser, the actual process is like cooking from scratch with no recipe. Every pan and bowl in the house is dirty by the time I’ve finished, but darn if the meal isn’t tasty.
ROGUE MOON wasn’t like that. I can analyze, go back and explain, find the faults/reasons/excuses for the trouble I had writing it, but bottom line? I was ready to move on. Ready for the next project. I can’t call it a “new” project, because it’s not. The Penumbra Papers have been hanging out there since I first started this site years ago. I still have plans for the Moonstruck series. I plan on creating two novels from the six novellas–the first three in one, and the next three in the second. There will be “bonus” chapters tying them all together and provided the reader with an even deeper look at the characters and the plot. There’s a whole other book out there, hinted at in BRIDE’S MOON–the members of the Atlantis Project. And a new Wolf appeared from Blue Moon Bayou in ROGUE MOON. I know who his heroine is, I don’t know their story, though I do know it won’t be part of the six-book arc.
But first, Penumbra. *happy dances* I’m ready to let Moonstruck go and move on. Which is why I laughed when this little reminder from the Universe popped up in my inbox.
Silver, letting go is always easier than holding on.
And it’s how the new stuff will find you.
You new stuff magnet,
Plus, Silver, no messy rope burns.
What are you holding on to that you should let go of? Need first aid for those rope burns? No? Then has any new stuff found you?