Thanks Marianne and Diana for your advice. I think I’ve faced it…. I need to rip apart my first chapter and start it from scratch. Maybe the first three chapters. I’ve heard that some writers just chuck the first several chapters and start further into the story. I don’t know if I can go that … More I Gotta Do What I Gotta Do
I’ve got two writing projects up in the air right now. I’ve got the edits and the crits going on Dreamer’s Sea and I’ve been typing my fingers off to get my notebook full of Where I’ll Stay onto my Word document. I’m really happy with this WIP. The heroine in this story is so … More Juggling
Yeah, nothing has changed since last night. I keep telling myself that if I just push through a little more I’ll get more into the story, and this should be a hint to me that maybe something is lacking in the story and I need to fix it.Later. Right now I’m reading over what I … More Writing Funk
at plans. Well, he must be having a heck of a belly buster at my expense. I’ve hardly done any editing on Dreamer’s Sea AT ALL. It’s very sad. I want to get it done but by evening I’m just beat and I have the attention span of a goldfish. Maybe I should be doing … More God Laughs
I’m trying to come up with a writing plan. I’ve been doing a lot of handwriting of my sequel to Sweet Forever, pages of notebook, when I’ve been hanging out in the van waiting for some person or another. I think (for today) that I’ll dedicate my mornings to writing this story and the afternoons … More A Plan…. for now
CONGRATULATIONS TO DENA!! The winner of a signed copy of Sweet Forever! And thank you to everyone who stopped by and played the game. It was a lot of fun and I’m glad everyone enjoyed the excerpts. There’ll be another contest in late May when my book Where One Road Leads comes out in print.In … More AND THE WINNER IS…………..
Wow, it hasn’t snowed for…what 2 days? And there seems to be a pattern. Every Tuesday/Wednesday for the past 3 weeks we’ve been getting hit. Someone doesn’t want me to have my quiet Wednesday afternoons when the kids are off at Grandma’s house for a few hours. What did I do to deserve this??? I … More Hey, We’re Going To Get A Storm!
Yeah, it’s morning. Monday Morning. In 3 hours I’ll need to be at work and thus begins another 6 days of work. Blah. I’d rather work 1 day and have 6 off. The trouble is I’m more productive with my writing during the week when the afternoon and evenings are my own (and my kids). … More Weekends Are Too Short
Actually, I don’t remember this storm as much as I do a storm in another February (don’t remember the year) when my family was trying to leave Atlantic City NJ. My father and siblings were in a van (we were leaving a car flea market where we’d been for a few days-that was my dad’s … More Blizzard of ’78. Where Were You?