The best part of being away from my writing… the only good part about being away from my writing… is coming back to it to find I actually like what’s already there.
Being too close to the work while also tackling some of life’s harsh demands, makes the process difficult and the prose less than poetic. Or so it seems. It isn’t until a break from the work clears my mind that the writing actually makes me smile. In relief.
I just finished reading my current chapter-in-progress aloud to Daughter who gave it the thumbs up. And when I asked what questions the scenes prompted in her mind, she told me exactly what I hoped to hear. Naturally, I won’t be answering those questions just yet. This is Romantic Suspense, after all. Knowing I was headed in the right direction before life pulled me away makes me eager to get back into it and see where these characters will take me next.
Man, I love my job.