what a ride

painting163,208 words. 3.5 months. My second book, the sequel to Gaia Dreams is finished. Time to celebrate!! Woohoo!!!

Okay, now that’s done–time to edit! Woo–what? That’s right. Typing ‘the end’ signifies the fun has ended and the work begins. The writing of the story with all its ups and downs is true fun. Editing…not so much. Ah well. It has to be done.

This sequel just flew out of my mind and onto the paper. Never have I created anything so quickly. I’m hoping that means it is good. At this point in the process, I have no clue. I just feel relief that I got it all down on paper.

I picked this photo of painting I did many years ago to illustrate today’s post. I chose it for all the colors mushed together on the canvas. It looks like what I have gone through for the past three and a half months. A whooshing roller coaster ride of colors–feelings, ideas, textures, shapes, one after the other, carrying me along into a story about people. People with all the weaknesses and strengths that human beings have as they go through this crazy ride called life.

This book answers the question, “What happens next?” It picks up the story started in Gaia Dreams and continues forward, mainly because I couldn’t get the people and their story out of my head until I wrote it down. It looks at the lives of the survivors, to see how they shape and create new lives in a changed world.

Now I desperately want someone to read this story. It is like a secret right now, one I’m holding close to my heart. And I’m about to explode with the need to tell it to someone, anyone. My poor beta readers are going to be pestered by me, I can already tell.

Here’s to the fun of writing, the fulfillment of having written the end of the story, the feeling of achievement in completing a second book. I did it!

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5 Responses to what a ride

  1. Cherie Reich says:

    Yay! I’m glad to hear that there is a sequel to GAIA DREAMS. I enjoyed proofreading the first one with PWP. I still think of that book when there is weird weather. *laughs*

    And, of course, it is time for editing after you’ve put some distance from the project. It always helps make things clearer. Good luck with it!

  2. Bri says:

    Hey, great job! Can’t wait to read it!

  3. Congratulations on the completion of your second project, Pamela. May you have great success with it. I’ll be rootin’ for ya.

  4. Pamela Davis says:

    Thank you all!

  5. Lisa Hazard says:

    Werd. Big time Congrats! That is wonderful! I’m so proud of you. Can’t wait to read it.

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