I have nothing interesting to say today. You might just want to move along, ignore me.
Everyone gone? OK.
Know what’s weird? Going from writing in present-tense* to editing/rewriting another piece in past-tense. I’m usually very good about keeping my tenses straight; I have one short story that goes back and forth between present action and past memories, but even there I didn’t screw up. Today, though, it’s pretty obvious what’s been added to chapter one of the novel I’m editing because IT’S FREAKING ALL SLIPPING INTO PRESENT TENSE.
I’ll get over it, but I think this answers the question of whether I can write one and edit the other at the same time. That would be a no, unless my mind does some serious ninja-style training and masters these mental gymnastics. If my brain is anything like the rest of my body, this will be impossible. I fall upstairs. Regularly.
I’ve run into another issue this week, this time answering an interview question. It’s a simple enough question: “What is your WIP about?” This wouldn’t be so difficult if it was about what I’m editing, or about the vampire thing, but it’s for JuNoWriMo. Next month, I’m re-tackling Torn, the sequel to Bound.
How the effing eff do you answer that question for a sequel without summarizing what happened in the first book? These are complete stories in themselves, but everything that happens in the second book is directly related to the first one, and they’re not intended to be read out-of-order (horrors!).
It’s not impossible, just awkward and difficult. Just like me! 😀
Imma go look up back cover copy for a few sequels, see what they did.
Imma also stop saying “imma,” because that’s super annoying.
Third thing, kind of random: I just realized why I often don’t like pictures of people’s faces on book covers. This dude on my Kobo won’t stop staring at me, and I’m getting freaked out. I have to go switch to another book now so the “cover” that shows isn’t a freaking stalker.
*It just took me five tries to type the word “tense” properly. I HAVE ISSUES.