Zzzzzzzz

I gots the new project bug bad. It bit me early in the week and I've been writing in the evenings until I'm literally falling asleep at the keyboard, writing at work (shhhh), writing through dinner, scribbling notes on scraps of paper in the middle of the night and while I'm putting on makeup or brushing my teeth.

I'm working on a sequel to the novel I just finished. Towards the end of the last one, I got the idea to spin off one of the characters who was practically choking me to have his own book. Luckily for him, I concurred. I held off for several weeks while revising the original manuscript for my writers' conference earlier this month, because dude, I know better than to get started on a new project. They have a way of taking over, no matter how you might try to balance them.

I don't know if I've ever been this excited about a story. I don't think I'm alone as a writer in hoping that at some point, the people I'm writing for actually get a chance to read it. Otherwise all of this sleep I'm losing is going to feel pretty damned silly.