Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Ideas

Why oh why do I leave this blog to suffer?  I'm so sorry to all of you that follow it.  I wish I did write in it more but now my little baby I had last year where I thought I would get more writing done is now faster than me and getting into EVERYTHING!  Nevertheless, my mind still goes crazy with ideas and I have finally written down a little bit of the background of the story and am now working on the tiny details.  When I wrote down the idea, I realized that I had to create my own mythology with it.  Let's just say it's like a mix of the Percy Jackson series meets the Fablehaven series meets The Mortal Instruments series.  But I am busy busy with many things and I'm even hoping to start school again to get my Bachelor's degree in English this Fall!  I'm extremely excited about beginning school again (I have missed it), and then I will be able to really get something done that I want to get done.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Finally Figured Out A Couple Things!

I know I don't update often enough to really have much of a following here on my blog.  However, this past week, I've been thinking a lot about writing.  A lot about it.  I've said it before in another post, but I have a finished novel but I've had a hard time trying to figure out where I need it to go and how to make it "better".  I also have a lot of other ideas that have been bouncing around in my head these past few months and I have made a character sheet and a synopsis for one that has been bothering me and bothering me.

Unfortunately, my little baby has been sick all winter.  Whether it was an ear infection, some teething going on, and even wheezing and at one point, there was wheezing with an ear infection and teething and a fever of 103.4 at the same time!  Times like that, I wish I had my own laptop (I use a desktop for my computing needs) so that I could write in the wee hours of the morning after my baby would calm down and just need a snuggle but I'd be awake with worry.  Sadly, we're now on the fifth ear infection for my baby and I don't think it's clearing up at all.  It's a sad day when your baby gets excited to take antibiotics.  Looks like we're in for some ear tubes to help with the drainage in his ear canals.  Not looking forward to that either but whatever will make my baby better and my anxiety about his sicknesses gone, will make everything that much better.

Back to the subject on writing though.  Like I said, I've been thinking about it a lot lately and I did finally figure out where to start the story and how to go about it.  I just need to go through the outline to fix it and get in a schedule for writing the story down.

Got a question for you, my fun 15 followers you:

Do you think vampires/witches/werewolves are on the way out in the YA genre or still holding strong?
What's your take on the new craze of post-apocalyptic YA novels and Dystopian style novels?

I'll give you guys a week or so (not a year, I'm sure) to think about it.  Then I'll let you know what I think. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Quick Update

Nope, haven't done ANY writing whatsoever lately.  I did spend some time earlier in 2011 at some point creating character sheets and descriptions of a lot of characters I have in my mind lately and I just don't have the right way to tell the story yet.

This past year, I didn't participate in NaNo mostly due to the fact I have a baby moving around the house and I helped my mother-in-law babysit my nephew for almost 2 weeks and my daughter had dance and a concert and I'm still playing catch up on sleep because baby got pretty sick and would only sleep if lying next to me.

But, things look brighter for this year for writing.  I am finally getting baby back on schedule for sleeping, so at some time, I will begin my third rewrite for my vampire/witch novel.  I started a couple rewrites and decided, "That's wrong!"  My story is cliche, but it's fun and I like it.  I did join a writing group through facebook where I need to get a submission in at the end of each month.  More motivation you say?  Yes and no.  I almost don't want to face my story head on and do another rewrite.  I'd rather read all their stories and give feedback at the moment.  But I know I will submit and also critique.

So, hopefully you all had a new year.  I know mine is chaotic at the moment, but I do see writing happening a lot more this year than it did last year.