Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Exactly My Idea of Fun

It is one month since my last post. 

How crazy is that?

Really crazy.  Want to know why?  Because I have been busy out of my gord trying to relearn how to manage my time around here.

And get back into writing.

But you know what?

I have made it my goal to finish my project that I am working on now by the end of this week and be done with it. 

Then this entire summer I am going to hold my own version of National Novel Writing Month (that is held in November).  But this will be my Snippety Summer of Writing.  I really need to get back into it and I've been asked about it a few times now.  So my solution.  Write.  I am going to take charge of my time, and begin my creative writing and get back into it.

Truly, I did stop because I did get into a rut about writing an old Civil War style love letter, but after watching and rewatching some of my favorite chick flicks (like Pride and Prejudice, 50 First Dates, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Jane Eyre, The Notebook--especially this one), I have come to the conclusion that the sound of the words being put together will be the hardest to do but that love letters never expire on their feelings.  If I can tune into those feelings (won't be hard, I'm married to my Edward, my Sam--the one from Linger, my Gale/Peeta, my Mr. Darcy) I can get it done.

I am so ready to push the restart button on my writing skills and get into gear.  I have sent my best friend in Utah my manuscript for my very first vampire story (that I plan possibly to just self publish to see how things go with it because for one, my friend is awesome at editing--and two, I want to use the makeshift cover I made for it because I believe it sets the tone for it more than I think a publisher would actually do for it.)

I want back in and my mind and the weather outside and my heart all tell me it's time to pick up the quill again and get back into gear.  I am going to read to my heart's content, study how author's choose the way their story arcs will go and adapt it to my styles.

And since it's been a while since I've posted anything, I'll post a little snippet of my vampire story I sent to my friend to edit.

“I’m ready,” I said in confidence. Of course, my hands were now starting to sweat a little and my conscience was telling me in the back of my mind that I was being stupid, but there was nothing that would change my mind.

As we drove toward my possibly impending death, I just focused my mind on the road and thought of Lisa.
I hope you like that little preview from Flare of the Sun.  Have a great beginning to your summer break and don't be afraid to let me know what you think of the little snippet.  Maybe I'll pull a Stephenie Meyer thing when I get closer to finishing and doing what I want with that story that I'll post quotes until the day it's available.  It is 1 of 3 with a prelude book ahead of it.  Maybe one day I'll post my cover idea for it.  Or we'll have a vote on titles if I decide to change it, but for now, I like it all the way it is.