Welcome to another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. Today’s post is short but sweet, or at least I hope it’s sweet. This week’s question is: “Do you miss a WIP (work in progress) when you’ve finished writing it?”
My answer is yes and no. After finishing a memoir or novel, I like to put it aside for a while, then look at it with fresh eyes. During that time, I occasionally miss not having the project to look forward to working on, but most of the time, I find other writing-related tasks to perform until I’m ready to take a second look at my current project.
How about you authors out there? Once you’ve finished writing a book, do you miss the work in progress? You can click here to participate in this week’s hop and read other bloggers’ responses.
Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.
Independently published with the help of DLD Books.
Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.
After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.
Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.
Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?