Jerks & Irks XXXI: I’m Writing a Book, Not Baking a Cake

I just finished the first drafts of Blood in the Past and Blood in the Paint.

Hold your applause.

So now whenever anyone asks “How’s the book coming?” I tell them the phenomenal news…And they promptly ask me how they can buy it (when they’re not clamoring for a free copy).

That’s actually pretty awesome. Until I tell them that neither title is available for purchase yet. You see, people don’t seem to understand that I’m not baking a cake over here. I don’t mix my beginning, middle, and end; add a few dashes of plot and characterization; throw it in the oven; and immediately start handing out slices 35-40 minutes later after sticking a toothpick in the middle.

Maybe I should write a book called Blood in the Cake. JK. Gross.

Maybe I should write a book called Blood in the Cake. JK. Gross.

It doesn’t work that way. I may have finished the drafts, but now I have rewrites and revisions. Then beta readers. Then more rewrites and revisions. Then the drafts get sent to the editor. Then–you guessed it–more rewrites and revisions. Probably a few more after that. Then formatting. THEN RELEASE. So, take a chill people!

Just kidding, I love the anticipation. Most days. When I’m not stressing over the rewrites and revisions.

But I can’t be too hard on my friends and family. It’s not like I knew anything about the writing world when I started this whole shabang a year ago.

Gosh, I wish I had a slice of cake now, though…

Also, now that I’m done writing my drafts, I need help naming my series. I’m asking you guys to weigh in on the titles I have it narrowed down to. Visit the Name My Series giveaway today. Right now. Put down that cake!

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17 thoughts on “Jerks & Irks XXXI: I’m Writing a Book, Not Baking a Cake

  1. And to add to your stress, it only gets worse after the first book is out. Then you get “So when’s the next one coming out?” I released Breathe in Dec! Really? Good thing the second one is at the editor! Sheesh! Nice to know people are interested tho. =)

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