Back to Brooklyn
It's been a nice summer, but it's almost time to go back to New York.
For the past few months, I've been taking a hiatus from working on Lullaby. I'm just going to be totally honest with you, it's because of fear. I had a second round of people read the book, and at that point, the reactions were either pure love or hate. So I took what I could from the feedback and cleaned up the draft one more time, but then I stalled out. I have several sections earmarked where I really need to go back and add a few details, flesh out a few moments, mostly to add some depth and backstory where I think it's most needed. It'll be some work, but compared to the hours and hours of labor already wrapped up in this thing, it's nothing.
The truth is, I was afraid to keep going, because pretty soon the draft will be totally done and there won't be anything else to do but start writing query letters and sending it to people to look at. I know there's a lot of rejection and frustration and helplessness ahead of me, and I got scared that I wouldn't be tough enough to take it. I thought giving myself time to work on a new project and stretch my creative wings for a while would help. Good news - I think maybe, just maybe, it did.
See you this fall, Kate & Ethan.