Monday, July 27, 2015

When you hit every red light

It is inevitable, I suppose. I had hoped it wouldn't happen, but it did. At just under halfway through this first draft I am slowing down...way down. There is nothing more to do than: Keep on keeping on!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

POV change

I'm coming to the conclusion of the first act if my WIP which also means I'm about to switch pov. I'm writing this WIP in 1st person and have three mc's. The story on a whole belongs to the first mc I'm featuring but I just really felt act 2 and 3 needed to come from the other mc's pov's. I should be finishing chapter 6 tonight and then I'm back to refine the drawing board. I had already plotted out the majority of the first 2/3's of the book, but now I need to refine mc2's part of the story. I've also got to get to know mc2 a little better to make sure she has her own distinct presence and not the presence mc1 perceives her as... And all the while make sure I'm advancing mc1's story and not forgetting mc3. Oy!!! It's complicated. And on the outskirts of my thoughts is another WIP that I left brewing after finishing draft 2. Knowing that it is that much closer to being published makes it tempting to drop this multiple pov story. And yet, how can I drop a story that has been so willing to be told? I can't. Keep on keeping on. Write the story that wants to be told.

Monday, July 20, 2015


When the writing is coming "easily"...knock on wood... it makes you grateful. Every chapter I write I'm worrying g about not just the next chapter but all the ones after that. I just can't help it. This story is so different from anything else I've written. So I'm going to try really hard to just be grateful! I'm taking it one chapter at a time, plotting them out during nap time, car drives, showers and right before I go to sleep. I'll keep plugging away, writing during nap time and when the kids are in bed. I suggest you also: Keep on keeping on!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Butt in chair

I've made it to chapter 5 already. It's possibly a record for me. However, I can feel myself beginning to slow down. Real life is a clingy baby who won't nap unless I hold her(I'm not a CIO mom as much as I threaten it in my head) and the story is... Well it's very much still there but I've made it to a chapter that requires a little more work. I've got the idea for it but to make it work, to have the tension and interest I have to work at it. And work is, well it's work. So today I took a nap with little one instead of writing, which means I only wrote once today. But I did write; I did put my butt in the chair and managed 800 or so words. Now I'm going to reward myself with a shower. 10:30 at night and it's the only time I might not have a baby in the crib screaming while I shower.'life of. Mom! Keep on keeping on!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Close enough

I've been working on the first draft of R and it's been going good. The next chapter is the first time I'll come in contact with the "touchy" part. At first I was afraid of what going there would do to me, what memories it would bring back. Now I'm afraid I won't do the story justice. It all makes me think of how often writing and fear go together. I'm going to try and jump in feet first. There can't be just sticking a toe in the water. Keep on keeping on.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


I finished draft 2. I wanted to dive right back in but in the spirit of listening to the all knowing www I am taking at least a 1 week break. In the mean time I had to decide between two other stories I've had brewing so that I'd have something to work on. I chose the darker of the two ideas. It's gonna hit close to home and it's making me a bit anxious. I'm trying to really have a good outline before I dive into writing. That's a diversion cause reality is I always have a very loose if at all existing outline and I fly by the seat of my pants on the first draft. I think I'm also grasping at straws to keep a handle on the story and how it's touch me. Keep on keeping on.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Just a Little While

Yeah, so it's been a lot longer than a little while. I'm back at a point where I'm writing again, consistently(that's an important point.). I'm also thinking about being published again. After numerous rejections of my first two books and life requiring me to fully participate, and you know, having another baby and quitting my job, I'm finally writing again. This 3rd book is actually been in the works for at least 2 years. The first draft took FOREVER to finish and even though I wanted to publish it someday I just couldn't bring myself to touch it again for fear of how hard it had been the first time. The second draft is allowing me to think I can now handle this book. Quit laughing at me! So for whatever reason, when I'm serious about writing I tend to want to blog about it. I'm not sure why though. Regardless, I'm here again. Honestly, who knows how long, but still I figure, why the heck not?! Keep on keeping on ;)