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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Embracing the Unfamiliar…

Early on I deemed 2014 as the year for shaking things up…it was to be easy, breezy and full of fun.  This year has not disappointed me one bit…and there are still two whole months to go!!  So in keeping with the theme…why would my November writing adventure be any different?  No chick lit novel writing this year…no funny, quirky female characters trying to figure out their life.  This year…I’m switching it up entirely.  Thanks to a thought posed by one of my friends during an 8 mile walk on Saturday.  My entire life…I have been obsessed with dragons.  Yet, I have never written about them or read about them.  This is going to change…well the writing part.  Let’s not expect miracles here…I’m a terrible reader…that is not going to change!!

So I guess I have declared a genre for NanoWrimo 2014…my novel will be a Fantasy.  I need to start googling dragons and shape shifting.  A little mythology.  A little good versus evil.  An epic love element will surely get created too.  I have no clue what I’m doing.  It feels really, really good.  It is all about embracing the unfamiliar with open arms... 





Thursday, October 23, 2014

It's the time of the season...for writing...

So...it has been awhile since I have blogged.  But it is indeed the time of the season...for writing.  I was on the fence about whether or not I had another crappy first draft of a novel in me.  Who am I kidding?  Of course I do.  If you put a blank page in front of me...I will fill it.  My one and only party trick.  It is what I do...even if for only one month out of the year.  I never plan.  I just open up a new document, put on my headphones, and let the music in my ears inspire the words that will flow out through my fingers onto the keys of my laptop.  It is a really good feeling.  Like watching soccer.  Like a date with Gym.  Like listening to music.  It just is.

Even if I don't give much attention to my writing throughout the year...it is a big part of what makes me...me.  And in those moments when I think that it is not...I remember this note that my Grandma wrote to me a long, long time ago.  What more motivation does a person need?  So here we go, for the ninth year in a row...I am going to write a novel.  It may never get finished.  It may never be read by anyone other than me.  It may sit on a shelf along with the eight others I have done before.  I won't remember my characters names.  I may not even remember the title.  It doesn't matter.  What does matter...is that I had fun and for one whole month...I made writing a priority in my life.