With PARALLEL already in the hands of my trusted beta readers, I spent the last few days since Monday happy as a clam. But now the fear has set in. What if my book sux? I was confident a couple of days ago, then I go and read a great book (ahem, Glow by Stacey Wallace Benefiel) and now I'm nervous. Now, I read great books all the time, even as I'm writing my own, but something about reading a book a day after sending mine out to get critiqued has given me a great case of the terrors!
So this week I am taking a little mini break from writing and plotting the outline to Book 2 until I hear back from my beta readers at the end of the week. Of course, I am still keeping my goal of writing everyday...an application to HGTV to renovate one of the rooms in my house counts, right? This is one of the hardest writing "assignments" I've ever done: "Describe what you want your dream room to look like...be imaginative." Um, I want to turn my study into a relaxing cabana-type lounge that even Ernest Hemingway would have wanted to hang out and write in.