Saturday, July 08, 2006

These dark days of the soul...

Oh dear. I overslept big-time this morning. Until 11.30. And I can't really say that I'm raring to go and ready to take on the world. In fact, I'd rather just go back to bed.

You see, I'm at that stage with my new book where the finishing line is clearly in sight but my legs have turned into two unwieldy things that won't keep me upright. I'm fixing my plotholes, amping up my emotional tipping points, changing the order that things occur and then changing them back again and trying to do something, anything with my limp, final chapter. At the same time, I feel like I can hardly bear to open up Microsoft Word and get to work. These are dark days, people.

So, before I get back to the coalface of teen fiction, I'll say thanks for all your messages and comments. I know I'm being very lame at the moment and not posting any fun stuff or getting it together to reply to many comments but normal service will be resumed on that happy day that I email off my final doc to my editor!

(Cross-posted to http://blog.myspace.com/sarramanning)

7 comments:

Angie-la said...

When do you think the book will bbe realeased

MrsSethCohenKT said...

Yay!!! new book im soo happy now that its the summer and i can curl up with lots of trashy summer novels and ur edgey teen reads- i love them sooo much, they make me laugh and i read Let's get Lost in one sitting- afterwars i ws upset bcos i didn't savour it and i wanted to read more!!
Ive already asked about this but will there be a sequel to Guitar Girl bcos i dnt want it to be left like that- Dean and Molly 4eva!!
Check my blog out if u can( u celebrities nd ur busy schedules n all!)
Until i leave another comment...
Kalpna
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Roxy said...

ummm.. this may be a strangely stupid question to ask, but is this the REAL Sarra Manning? The one who wrote the "Diary of a Crush" books?
-roxy.

Kels said...

don't worrie about it we're all here because we love your writeing. so we're (or at least i'm) willing to sacrifice good postings for a good book! Hope it all goes well and the days stop seeming so bleak!
Love Kels

MrsSethCohenKT said...

hey love ur books, ur awesome
my other comment ws probs too long...
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I'llnevertell said...

I've revived my blog..sort of. Take a look when you get time. Also, writing out plot summaries and listening to something that inspires me always helps when I get the 'I suck why can't I make it sound good I'm so close to being finished' jitters.

Just-me said...

I don't exactly know where to write to you but hey, this will do.
Just wanted to say your book "Lets Get Lost" was such a great book, as I'm not usually the one to read!! I don't really think of reading as a hobby, but this book was the only book that has ever got me sucked in and made me want to read more! I just finished it and I absolutely loved it!! So thanks!!
Kia
xxxxxxx