Letting Go

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It’s been all of five days since I introduced my new book Chosen to the world. It’s been a long time coming, just a dream for most of that time, and now it is reality. I’m eager for you and the rest of the world to read this book, because I think it’s one of the best I have ever written.

But back to advice I give to students that I learn to take myself: the best thing to do after a story, article or book is finished is to concentrate on the next project. If you don’t, you sit there on pins and needles waiting for response. And it always takes longer than you expect it to.

I have lots of ideas for what happens next, but I’m still having a hard time letting go. I usually like to get to the point of visualizing the project in my head, at least the opening scenes, but it’s hard when you are still thinking of the project you left behind, AND juggling a full-time job at the same time. In my case, we are down to the last few days before final exams at my University, and that’s a pretty big distraction.

So I had hoped by this point to be talking about the next thing in the pipe, but I am still in love with the one I just left. I am smitten with the characters, the setting and the story. And there’s not much hope for me.