Letting Go

universeHappy 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,
~~The Universe

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?

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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9 Responses to Letting Go

  1. jblynn says:

    Congrats on finishing! I’m sure the next draft won’t be a mess.

    That’s a really good and interesting question. I think I’ll tackle it in my journal today. My off the cuff answer is: I tend to hang onto outdated expectations….the rope burns I get from them are on my ankles since they’re holding me down.

  2. I think the hardest thing for me to let go of is old slights. I do have a long memory when it comes to someone who hurt me in some way. (Broke my heart, screwed me over, etc.) Those stay with me way past the time where remembering them does me any good.

    Congratulations on finishing! I’m sure not it’s not nearly as bad as you think, and whatever bad there is you can fix.

  3. bookwyrm217 says:

    I have had the last 2 days off and been running around like a crazy person!! Today my guy came and did a whole bunch of stuff that has been piling up- putting up a door, painting, taking down a door jamb, moving hubby’s chair and railing over (I now have a full sized staircase to get thru), and he’ll be back tomorrow to finish. I’ll be at work. I’m exhausted. Going to go see Star Trek tomorrow night, I just couldn’t do the midnight showing tonight. In fact, I’m going to be now!!

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