Monday, September 03, 2007

Going, Going, GONE!

I’ve just finished up Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris (TATSOO) and am hours away from hitting the send button and emailing it to my editor.

I am also mere hours away from driving my youngest son off to college, which I guess means I’ve reached the home stretch on him as well. Unfortunately, it’s more complicated than hitting the send button, as there are scads of things to be packed and organized and washed.

One of the most annoying parts of my writing process is how I can adore a mss, love it, think it’s the best thing I’ve ever written right up until the moment I have to hand it over to my agent or editor. In the blink of an eye, it suddenly feels like trite drivel that is an affront to readers everywhere.

Luckily, I don’t feel that way about my sons. All the while I’ve been working on them, I’ve adored them, loved them, and thought they were the best thing I’ve ever done.

I’m pretty sure that at least, won’t evaporate when I send them on their way.


Anonymous said...

Hooray, Robin!!! Two fantastic accomplishments, your ms and your son(s). I can't wait to read Theo #2, and may college be everything wonderful that it should be for your son.

~Thalia Chaltas

Anonymous said...

My daughter and I read TATSOC together (we each would read a chapter out loud and then switch) It was great fun! We are looking forward to TT's next adventure and I am anxiously waiting the prepub order info. -M. H.