Switching Gears…………….

Time to switch gears and shift back to ‘writing’ mode.  The past two weeks have been filled with life, life  and oh yeah, life.  Hate when that gets in the way.

I began writing my novel in March and started blogging about my journey in May.

I would like to personally thank the 36 BRILLIANT and BEAUTIFUL  people who actually read this crazy blog.  I’m sure no-one cares that I am experiencing the same turmoil, frustration and head banging sessions that everyone else does.  I can offer no valuable advice on how to overcome these obstacles or give direction.

I like to write.  I like to dream up stories.  I like to challenge myself………that’s it in a nutshell.

I am not qualified to review or critique anybody else’s work, because who really cares if I LIKE OR DISLIKE it.

Getting ready to shift into high gear and get back to the task at hand.  Thanks for the rant session.  Work begins bright and early tomorrow where I will have to face beast and push on through.

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The Dreaded Chapter 13…………..

Thinking about leaving  chapter 13 out.  Not the text, just skip the number. It’s been my cross to bear for about two weeks now.

I wanted to give an update on how the overall writing journey has gone since I began this in March. I have been pleasantly surprised at how quickly my main scenes have come together. I find I get a lot done while sitting in traffic or lying awake at 3 a.m. The details of which, come pouring out of me when I finally get the chance to sit down at the computer. My outline keeps me in check but I’m not opposed making changes on the fly.

The most important lesson I’ve learned is when I sit down to write I no longer re-read the chapter or even the last two pages. I lose a lot of time going back and editing when I know it will all get the red pen at the end. It’s important to just keep pushing forward. I’ve learned to avoid the word “that” and “realized”.

Overall, I’m determined and looking forward to the end result. I have cheated on my book twice when new characters popped into my head and I spent some time developing their identity. Luckily, I wrote it down and put it away in the drawer for another day (or possibly another book).

Thanks for letting me ramble. Back to Chapter 13….ugh!

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