I realize this isn't the most modest thing to say, but my YA novel is rocking the house!
One year ago today, I was in the middle of the first draft. Now, I'm 2/3 of the way through Draft #6.
I've been on a major writing roll lately after a long dry spell. The creative process - like life - works best when you let it flow naturally, rather than trying to bend it to your will. My trip to Mexico was just what I needed to replenish my soul and feel freed up to create magic in both my life and my writing.
So here's some Friday Writing Advice: (And, you might enjoy these tips from Kiersten White's husband, Hot Stuff - pure genius, that!)
1) Listen to your muse. Trust his/her lessons.
2) Take breaks when you need them! Trust yourself to know when that is.
3) Write like a banshee when you can. Let the words flow and edit later.
4) Enjoy your life! Living life to the fullest by treasuring every moment, is the best way to get prime plot lines and character ideas that make your stories as interesting as possible.
Now, get out there and enjoy your weekend! I'll see you on flip side. ;-))