Thursday, July 12, 2012
I have so many ideas and my mind is going in thirty different directions. I want to write, we have already established that. I also want to lose weight, be a better mother, and get another dog. The book issue is the most difficult part for me. Why? Well I have been writing for quite some time; short stories, poems, essays, etc. I am currently working on an adult novel and I keep hitting so many roadblocks. Character development is off or something and it’s getting on my nerves. I’m not connecting to my characters like I think I should and I am the damn author. I would say it pains me to say this (but it doesn’t because this is going to need some more work….don’t judge me) but it would be in my best interest to shelve this book and revamp my writing strategy. Some of my main characters are turning out to be more juvenile than I expected and I don’t like it. I am going to write for both adults and young adults and I THINK I would like to start with YA. Not really sure, one thing I know for certain is the fact that I need to organize everything. I have notebooks everywhere and I feel lost without my outline information available. Long sigh…and the saga continues…
Monday, July 2, 2012
For some odd reason I find myself extremely distracted from my writing. I find myself doing the most asinine things instead of writing. I’m reading blogs, writing stuff for my own blog, watching T.V., peeping out the window trying to see what is going on with my neighbors and their shenanigans. So many distractions (however I need my daily dose of Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory so I will continue to watch). I keep telling myself that I need to be writing the damn book. But alas I succumb to other desires….
In other news, I had a near miss with a mental institution. I know some are thinking….What? She hasn’t been already? Nope I haven’t, however this book stuff is making me absolutely crazy. I feel better now, I had some time to sit down and think. One thing I did was…I TURNED OFF THE WORD COUNT…I have been searching high and low for the perfect number of words. Then it was brought to my attention that I need to write until I finish telling the story. If it fits into 40,000 words then so be it, if not and I require more then so be it. I was advocating my own insanity by worrying too much. I have enough on my plate with the character development, blogs, book covers, pricing, marketing, etc.! It was getting out of hand, don’t get me wrong I am having a blast going on this journey. I want to write, I want other people to read it and enjoy it. I am not perfect, my book will not be perfect, and that is the way things are. However I will strive to try to make it as painless as possible for everyone involved. Well…I’m off to chase butterflies, should be writing….