March 10, 2014

Monday Pep Rally: That 'In Between' Feeling

Since we've all gotten so used to getting our thoughts down in 140 characters - and it's fun to keep the conversation flowing - we've take the Pep Rally to twitter! Every Monday, we host a twitter chat and we'd love you to join in. Just keep an eye out for the #MisfitPepRally hashtag!

I'd wish you all a happy Monday, but let's face it. Yesterday was the evil Daylight Savings Time, and it's Monday, so... Yeah. it's really Monday.

So I thought, for today's Monday Pep Rally, that I'd tackle a real Monday-worthy topic. That lovely IN BETWEEN feeling, also known as: holy-hell-I-just-finished-a-draft/revision-what-do-I-do-now???

Also also know as:

Yup. We've all been there. We know it well. You've finished the draft/revision, you've tidied it up as best you can, you've  either tucked it in and kissed it, or defenestrated it, by which I mean you've sent it to betas/CPs... So NOW what?

How do you move on to the next project? How do you break away from your lovingly crafted world, and move into a new one? How do you let go?

I think every writer I know has a different process. Binge watch Buffy or Supernatural. Dig into the overflowing TBR pile that never ends (because damn it, people keep writing books!). Spend a day or three away from the internet, or, conversely, doing nothing but catching up on the internet because life was rude enough to carry on while you were in drafting/revision hell. Pie, pie, and more pie. Play Mass Effect 3 for the 200th time.

Or are you one of THOSE people, that just jumps straight into the next story? If so, pardon me while I take a moment to hate you. Ok, moment over. But I'm still jealous.

So what's your process? Tell us on the #MisfitPepRally hashtag!

And while I know you're all sleep deprived, I'm still going to wish you a happy Monday.


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