1/4/2023 0 Comments
Where to begin (again)?
It seems, I am spectacularly bad at keeping up to date with a blog. I can churn out tens of thousands of words each year, hundreds of thousands, create worlds and people and plots and magic systems, but when it comes to writing a blog post, I freeze!
I have no idea where I'm supposed to start this, or restart it, seeing as I did such an awful job before (seriously, check out the date on my last blog post--just over three years ago)! Do I start with the whirlwind rollercoaster of querying? Or how revising with a real-live-agent went? Or how I survived sub (because people do not talk about that enough)? Or maybe more about my book and the fabulous, talented, and amazing people who saw me and my witches in their slush piles?
I'm not sure. So I might just pop this here and squee quietly in the corner all over again--and write a more cohesive post soon!
I'm starting 2023 full of hope and excitement and a heck of a lot of editing!
As I start typing this, it is 11:59pm on the 30th December 2019. I'm sure it will be a lot later by the time I've finished.
The teenage years of this millennium brought me two beautiful children, a house, and a dog or two. Then 2019 brought me an unexpected desire to write. I never believed people when they said they had a passion for something, when they said it crawled under their skin and beat against their thoughts if they tried to stop. That there was no stopping. I never believed authors when they said their characters told their own stories. Turns out I was wrong on both counts.
One day in February, I sat down with a pen in my hand and my daughter's unused math book balanced on my knees, and thought, I know, I'll write down that story that's been stuck in my head for the last twenty years.
So I did.
Ten months later, I sit here in the office my husband built once it seemed that this writing thing was a permanent fixture in our lives. I have one manuscript nearly ready to shove off the cliff and see if it can truly fly, the sequel (oh gosh, I love the sequel) is drafted, and when I think about 2020 and what it might bring, my heart beats just a little faster.
So here's to a new decade, and it being filled with hope and success, and maybe an answer to the question, is this good enough? Because Evaria, Eris, and Malahei are so very close to being ready to play.
Katharine worked in medical imaging until moving to the glorious Kapiti Coast in Aotearoa where she spends her days writing, playing taxi to her children, and making space for just one more book on overflowing shelves. She’s passionate about positive LGBTQ+ representation in literature and genuinely thought everyone secretly liked all genders for an embarrassingly long time. If she’s not out mountain biking or hiking with her family, she’s often found hiding in the garden where she accidentally kills more plants than she does characters in her stories.
© Katharine J. Adams