Thursday, December 06, 2007

another day

Is it wrong that I'm thinking with longing about my next book while trying to finish this one?

Just asking.

Ah, for a nice fresh book to write. Maybe an easier one!

The other day, I found myself wishing I was sick -- that kind of childhood-sick where you get to stay on the couch all day with a bunch of quilts and movies and someone brings you ginger ale and kisses you on the forehead. Doesn't that sound nice?

Okay, back to it. . .

12 comments:

rilla said...

Love those easy books... they're always just around the corner. Wonder why I didn't write the easy one first. Guess we'll wonder that for the rest of our lives. Bring on the ginger ale.

Amber said...

LOL! (I'm going to channel Tony Soprano's mother here...Did you watch?)... Oh, poooooooor yooouu. You get to write magical books bound be beloved by millions, for a living. ;)

Quit yer bitchin' an git backta' work! We are waiting.

ox :)

Alexandra S said...

I don't know whats taking you so long to finish the book!!!! I finished my draft of Silksinger in the early autumn. Lets just use my version. Its probably better anyway. just kidding Fatty! You're almost done!!!! yay!!!!

Heather said...

I'd be right there with the hot water bottle if you were! And no, it's not wrong to be thinking about future projects while still working on current ones. I do that ALL the time!

Tinker said...

Hope you stay well and writing - we're all waiting for this one still :)
Maybe as a prize to you for finishing, you could celebrate by declaring a 'well day' and stay on the couch all day, having people bring you ginger ale - and cookies. Or better yet, cupcakes! and nachos...I think I must be hungry, lol.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Wrapped in a quilt reading a good book, right? YOUR book! Well you can wrap yourself up & I'll give you ginger ale or a hot cup of cocoa just as soon as you finish that dang book and send it on it's way, girl. Only then. And then we can all soon play sick at the same time. Gosh, I need a sick day ...

Annie said...

Laini! I just finished DreamDark. Can't wait for your next book. It was wonderful. Loved all the characters, the weaving in and out of time. I even felt sorry for that nasty little imp and the fate he suffered at the end. Excellent social commentary embedded as well, but subtle and gently told within a beautiful tale.

Sarah said...

Oooh. I love those days. Now that I'm a mommy, I get to be the one to bring the Ginger Ale and coloring books for the sick kiddo. (I'm also the one who get to clean up snotty noses, Yuck! I mean, Yay!? *lol*)

I ran across your blog while looking for other artist/writers.

Lookin' forward to reading more.

Sarah
www.spiralcreek.wordpress.com

Liana said...

I totally get you. When I'm overwhelmed, I want to be sick enough that all obligations are put on hold but not so much that I can't enjoy not doing anything :)
Right now I'm trying to finish the first stage of some children's book illustrations...and I have a deadline and just wish they were DONE done and not ALMOST done. Mmmm....cookies....
Hang in there! I can't wait to read it! :)

Jen Robinson said...

Just wanted to say that I can't wait for Silksinger, having just finished reading (and reviewing) Blackbringer. Wow! What an amazing book.

Anonymous said...

you know what you need right now? More cowbell!!

Seriously. Have you ever seen ski racers come down the mountain in Austria or Switzerland? People LINE the slopes and shake their bells at the racers to urge them on and offer encouragement!

*shakes cow bell*

hear that? that's me saying GO LAINI GO!!!

~bluepoppy

megg said...

Heh heh heh - we just got home from shopping and I am now on the couch eating saltines and sipping ginger ale. This is why YOU are published, my dear! You are the one writing!!! THinking about you & sending you LOTS of writerly energy! YOU can DO it!! RAH RAH RAH!!!