I really do.
I want to talk about what I’m doing, what I’m thinking of doing, and why I’m thinking of doing those things. I want to explain my choices. I want to walk you through my plans.
I want to talk about TBSOL because I’ve never felt like writing this book was a solo journey. So many of you have been there since the beginning, giving me feedback, reading my drafts. So many of you continue to be there, and continue to support me through all of my versions and all of my craziness, and I love you for it. Truly. Thank you.
I want to talk about TBSOL.
But I’m not going to.
I promised myself I wouldn’t. I promised myself that this time around, I would shut up and just write.
This time around there are no beta readers, no beta team. It’s just me and the keyboard and a whole lot of coffee.
And it’s really effing weird.
So, this post is mostly to say: I’m alive, and I’m writing. I’ve been writing. Off and on. On and off. Well and poorly. Fast and slow. Word after word after word. I’m writing.
I’m not going to talk about TBSOL. This may be the last time I mention it for a very long time. A very long time. Like… at least a week.
But, since we’re friends…
One of my favorite authors, Caitlín R. Kiernan, had a blog back in the day in which she talked about the daily process of writing one of her novels, and as a writer, I found this blog fascinating and invaluable.
I don’t expect to offer anything nearly as fascinating or invaluable to my own readers, but I didn’t want to feel completely disconnected, either, since some of you do love and appreciate the minutia.
So, for those of you who are interested in process, or progress, or in the general abstract randomness that goes into the writing of a book, I’ve started a thing here: http://process.ingriddiaz.com
I don’t know exactly what it is, or what it may become, but it is there for the curious. More importantly, it is public, but mostly hidden, and not filling up your Facebook feeds or inboxes.
It’s a win-win.
Finally: No matter where you are in the world, I pray you are safe.
As always, thank you for your existence.