I can’t quite believe it – today I finished writing Tijuana Nights.
All sorts of emotions are currently streaming through me. Satisfaction that I have achieved a goal that I set for myself, happiness that I have finally written it, sadness – because a part of me wants to keep writing, and then there’s the elation – knowing that this is the first standalone book of many to come with these characters.
There was a moment there yesterday as I was writing the ending of the last major scene that I was seriously crying. No, I am not kidding. I was being very over-emotional. I just really felt for my character Mack. She has been through so much in this book, and learned a lot. I wasn’t sad because the book was ending – not like I usually am. I was elated that this part of her journey was over. So much has happened, so much to reflect on, so much to live for.
There is so many more Mack stories in my head. One, which has already been planned out, and ready for me to launch into it. And I SO can’t wait. This is what being a writer is all about – experiencing the characters, their world, and expressions. Their lives are just as much a part of ours, as it is our life to create theirs.
There are many theme songs that I have listened to while writing this book… And I would love to paste in my whole list – but for the moment, I’m going to share the one song that I was listening to as I was writing the ending. It seems like a sad song, but it wan’t for me while I was writing. It helped me shape the last pages, and try and get the right tone for the ending. I just hope I’ve nailed it.
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Thanks! Unfortunately, the final cover for publishing won’t be that one – which I’m a little bit gutted about, as I really like that one- but hopefully I’ll come up with something even better, sexier, with a bit more thriller edge to it 🙂
How exciting! Really thrilled for you xox
Thank you Lisa! 🙂 I’m pretty chuffed too 🙂
So excited for you, Leigh. Congratulations! I am sure, one of these days, when I finish my own book, I’ll experience much the same emotions! I can hardly wait! In he meantime, I look forward to reading your book. Keep us posted as to when it will be available! 🙂
Of course, Andrea! I definitely keep you guys posted. It’s a book that I would like to release sooner rather than later at this stage – but let’s just wait and see how much work it needs done to it first! 🙂
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