I'm in the throes of working on the new book in earnest. And frankly I will tell you I'm scared. What if the words don't come? What if it's not as good? And yes, what if I'm suffering the dreaded sophomore slump?
I feel good about the fact that I started this project before The Girl Who Fell From the Sky was published. So it has it's own energy --meaning it was my saving grace when I thought I'd never get The Girl published. So I feel friendly toward it and I think it likes me too.
That said, I wish that writing books was easier. Each book, it seems, has its own rhythms and reveals itself in its own way. Here I was thinking --well, I know how to write a book. But what I need to learn is: how do I write this book?
I started this off by saying I'm scared. And as I think about it--maybe that is a good thing. That means I'm thinking new thoughts and going deeply into the world of the unknown -- the creative world again. Today, I'm thinking of this quote by Julia Cameron (The Artist's Way): "Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness."