Aside from finishing, of course, the next best thing is starting a new writing project. I can’t wait to pound out the plot and develop a fresh character or two. The creativity flows, my fingers fly over the keyboard and the hours evaporate. I wake before dawn eager to get back to my laptop. Sometimes I just can’t write fast enough, even in my coffee-fueled mornings.
But… starting a new project means the finish line couldn’t be farther away. Now on my third book in the Wild Crime series, I know the journey ahead won’t be easy. There will be roadblocks and diversions, and moments when I feel like I’ve written the plot into a corner. The nice thing about the third time around is I KNOW I’ll make it to the end if I persevere. This would have been of great comfort a few years ago when being published seemed a distant dream.
Each time around, there are new challenges to face. I’m working on the final book in this series, which means I need to tie up all story lines. I must heighten the suspense and offer a solid mystery at the same time that I’m bringing the entire story of my main character to a satisfying close. When readers finish this last book, I want them to recall where my character started in book one and appreciate the journey she’s taken.
So, I’m buckled in for the road trip and can’t wait to see where we end up. As you know, part of the adventure in travels is the getting there.