Saturday, September 15, 2012

Stories can be so hard to GET STARTED!!!!

Today I really tried to start working on my latest story.  I sat down at my computer and opened the four paragraphs I already wrote. 


I have no idea how I'm going to jump into this story.  Usually I start writing at the beginning and work until I get stuck.  Then I skip ahead to the "good parts" and write those, usually to the end of the tale.  Then I go back and start reading.  I edit as I go, then I start to write again.  I have a better idea of how I want the middle to go.  This time, I really don't have any "parts" to the story.  I have a plot and characters.  I know the "call to adventure" and everything... I just can't start writing.  Hopefully, by tonight, I will be over this problem and will be happily typing away.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

New Stuff

                I started another story tonight.  I don’t have many words down, but it’s something.  After I completed my last piece of work, I needed a break.  Well, I got it in the form of a super busy week at work.  Tonight I sat down, put the week behind me, and started writing again.  Even if the prose sounds bad, it felt great.   I’d love it no matter what.  It’s the start of something new and fresh. 
I finished about four paragraphs.  I guess you could say I'm ahead of the game!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Three is finished!

I put this cartoon at the top of my blog today for a simple reason.  I finished my story yesterday!  So, as of now, with just a bit of reviewing aside, Three is ready for my short story collection.  Of course, in order to accomplish this feat, I had to have some time alone.   My husband was nice enough to take all three of the kids grocery shopping so I could finish.  It was very odd to be alone... in my house.... during the day.

Do I enjoy solitude?  Sometimes.  I enjoy it more when I really accomplish something with my time. Yesterday, I did.  Score one for me!

Now, time to start working on my next story.