I kind of feel like I'm stuck in purgatory at the moment. One project has been shelved and another one is "untouchable" for a couple more weeks (getting some distance from it before I start on revisions). So, what's a writer to do?
I've been trying to stay productive. Even though the querying process is still months away, I've written the first draft of my query and started researching agents. I also started writing my synopsis, but about a page and a half into it, I realized I needed to look some things up in my ms, and since it is strictly hands-off right now, the synopsis has been put on hold.
Real life has been crazy these past few weeks, so that's been keeping me busy; however, there's a part of me--the writer part--that feels all anxious inside. For a year and a half, I've been constantly writing in some way, shape, or form. Whether it was writing a first draft, editing/revising, or querying; I stayed busy. Now, I'm stuck in between projects with really nothing more to do than twiddle my thumbs, and it's kind of nerve-wracking.
Writing for me is escapism. I tend to be a bit of a worrier (to put it mildly). I over think and stress out over everything. Writing allows my mind to take a break from all the usual chaos. When I don't write, my mind has too much time to wander--and for me, that's never a good thing.
I have less than two weeks to go until I can blow the dust off of my ms and start editing. Just in time too, because with the kids getting out of school for summer vacation, I'm going to need some escapism . . . and maybe a couple amaretto sours ;o)