writing

What I’d Love to Write

Here are three books I’d like to write:

– a free verse novel
– a paranormal
– a story involving a prince and/or a princess

I’m glad the muse is slowly waking up. It is best not to force her. And in the meantime, I’m having fun planning and plotting. My composition notebook goes just about everywhere I do. There is SO MUCH out there to pluck from, and so much that sparks something in me, something I KNOW can be used sometime.

Writing. I do love it.

(Originally published at Anywhere Is…)

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Official Yet Unofficial Break

I’ve been going crazy, working on my two WIPs and really getting nowhere. I just can’t get the stories to gel the way I want, yet.

Therefore, I’m putting all writing on the back burner. Until October.

BUT I’m not going to stop myself if something hits me before then. But until October, all pressure is off. My agent has two books now, so I think it’s okay for me to rest a bit. Right?

I think I WILL work on character sketches and things like that to keep me in shape, but I won’t stress about writing a freakin’ novel. And I’ll always be updating my lilrongal journal, my private journal, and my written journal. I’ll be writing. Just not working. I think the break will be good.

October is a magic writing month for me. So there is no need to try to force it now.

*feels weight lift from chest*

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Oh Muse, Where Art Thou?

Okay, so I am no Meg Cabot or Nora Roberts or Adam Selzer, that may be true, but can it be that I can only squeeze out ONE book a year? I mean, that’s okay and all, but I’d like to be able to write at least two books a year. I was making great progress on MOVES, and then I just stopped. I look at it now like “what?” I mean, the framework is there. I just need to do a LOT of fleshing and organizing and adding more description and dialogue. Honestly, I am overwhelmed at the amount of work I have to do to it and it’s scaring me away.

I have to fight that. I don’t have to finish a book in two weeks like SOME PEOPLE I KNOW. It’s okay for me to take 6 months, like I’ve been doing all along, right?

Sigh.

UNTITLED. I’ve had a billion false starts on it. I know where I want it to go, but it won’t come out!!! Poor Alison. She’s been dying for her own story for years now. I don’t want to let her down.

I’m frustrated and feeling stuck because I want to write, but once I sit there, I lose all motivation and drive. I just feel tired, mostly. So maybe I’m tapped out for the year.

I’ve been told I need a break. But it’s hard to take it when I don’t really want to. But I think I have to, so I can clear my head and be able to write well. The stories will get told… I just need to be patient. Ethan’s got two of my books now, I guess it’s okay for me to breathe for a bit, huh?

Still, COME BACK, MUSE. I’LL GIVE YOU SOME CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH AND KOOL-AID!!! I promise. Just… come back to me!!!

(Originally published at Anywhere Is…)

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Can’t Concentrate…..

I’m having a really hard time focusing on a project right now. Granted, I just finished CRUSH, but I was doing so well in MOVES before just getting blocked. I tried to work on UNTITLED today, but I felt so distracted and cruddy that I couldn’t focus. :(

Not sure what’s going on. I don’t want to take too long of a break–I don’t want to lose the groove. On the other hand, I don’t want to force it either.

I want a book sale so badly. Sigh.

I will try to work tomorrow. I promise I’ll get something done. I KNOW what needs to be written. Writing it is so hard, though.

Gotta clear my mind and DO THIS.

In happier news, I stumbled across a recent interview with SUPER AGENT. He’s such a great guy. :) Can’t wait ’til my work sells. I want to make him proud.

(Originally published at Anywhere Is…)

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