So I’m writing a new book now. It’s really coming along quickly. This book is different, and I think right now that’s a good thing. I think I need to branch out. I’m still going to write the historicals and the contemporary paranormals, but I want to branch out to mainstream. Women’s fiction to be exact. I read so much of it now. The book involves a heroine who is embarking on a career she knows zilch about and she’s struggling. I’m taking her struggles personally because I’m having to talk to people in this field to understand it. This is a good thing. It’s bringing me into the character and making her very real to me. I really hope I get it right.
Getting it right is the thing that terrifies me more than anything else with writing. The closer to release date, the more scared I become. What if I described the process, event, whatever incorrectly? What if a reader calls me out on it? They’ll think I’m a loser, a fraud, a fake. It’s nerve-wracking. No one has ever called me out on something yet….but still I fear it. It’s a very real possibility, especially with this book, so I have to get it right.
On another note, I see that RWA has a mainstream chapter which is online. I’m thinking of joining. I’ve joined online RWA chapters in the past and never gotten much out of them. I know that what you put into your chapter is what you will get out of it, whether it’s online or in person, and I never really put much into the online chapter that I was a part of. So it’s my own fault. Online takes more effort than in person. To me anyway.