I know I haven’t been updating a lot lately. I finished book 3 and took a little break for the holidays. Even taking a break I have still been editing and trying to figure out what to do at the convention I will be attending in January. The new year is here though and the holiday will soon be over. I will be getting back at it full force in just a couple days. Also need to see about reworking a couple of sections in book 3.
Happy New year all and stay safe out there tonight!
Looks like I’ll be wrapping up book three in a day or two. I shouldn’t have more than a chapter or so left to write. I enjoyed writing it immensely and I’m hoping that translates into a story that everyone will enjoy. I’m sure that won’t be the case since I learned long ago you can’t please everyone but I think it brings everything around nicely and closes off this chapter of the universe I’m trying Read the rest of this entry →
The last time we spoke I thought i was stuck and that I was going to have to do a bunch of rewrites. Since then, a good deal of that has changed. I will, of course, be going back over stuff and probably rewriting smaller bits like I usually do, but it looks like they won’t be nearly as extensive as I thought they were going to have to be. Read the rest of this entry →
I’ve spent a good deal of time at home lately because I screwed up my back. It’s better now (I’m sure you were all worried). But that isn’t the point of my post tonight. Because I’ve spent all this time at home I’ve had a lot of time to work on the second book, and it is coming along nicely. Every now and again I get stuck on teh story, something doesn’t fit right or something just isn’t working for me. Whatever it is I get stuck.
Which brings me to quiet time. Even though my house is usually very quiet during the day I find I still need that break when I’m not staring at the laptop or the TV isn’t distracting me in the background. I seem to find the most peace when I’m out on my porch smoking a cigarette. I know it’s an awful habit and quitting is imminent, I’m sure. I’m getting way to old to be doing it for much longer.
I do seem to get my best results though. It’s quiet and I have nothing to do but sit and let my mind wander. I’ve always been good at letting my mind wander. Usually it involves pretty girls but since I’ve started writing it now tends to be about plot lines and story issues. For some reason almost every time I get to have some quiet time I end up figuring out the next cool subplot or how to start the next chapter> I never know what it’s going to be which is probably why I think it’s so much fun, it’s like surprising myself!
Anyway, I just thought I’d mention quiet time since I’m about to go have some to see where my story takes me next.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the day!
So I killed someone today, well one of my characters anyway. It wasn’t a major character but it was not an insignificant one either. I was out for a ride after I wrote this section of the book and noticed that I felt kind of sad and contemplative. It was odd really, considering it was a completely fictional character and it still made me feel sad. I guess I am getting more attached to my work and characters as time goes on.
I know that I often look back on things I’ve written and feel whatever emotion it was that I was trying to evoke but I had never felt sad at offing a character before. It was pretty interesting and dreadful all at the same time. I really don’t want to be a writer that won’t off a character if it’s best for the story just because I can’t bear to do it. I guess it will just have to be something to keep an eye on as I go.
Have a great day all, back to work with me.