I recently made the decision to try and write a blog post every day. Of course once I did that I found that I couldn’t think of anything to write about. Don’t you just hate when that happens?
So anyhow I figured i could talk to you guys a little bit about the progress on my book. 🙂
I have a bad habit of “slacking off” sometimes. Different things contribute to that. Some days I don’t feel very confident. Some days I can’t think of anything decent to write. Some days I get busy and never get around to it.. and then there is the occasional, “I just don’t feel like it today,” days. No matter the reason, it leads to the same thing… nothing gets done.
I’ve had a pretty good mix lately though. A lot of working on it a good bit mixed with not working on it so much. So that’s always a good thing. I feel like as long as I keep it going in between those moments, I’m doing pretty good.
I have a lot of work done with my main female character, Lacy. Partly because I am a female so I relate to her better on that level. Also partly because I don’t have to think about Afghan desert and military things in reference to her. — One thing I can say about her is that she is not a lot like me. I know a lot of authors write books with characters that have a lot of their characteristics, and I admit, sometimes I can see myself in her. However, usually that is not the case. She has characteristics that I see in myself, characteristics that are nothing like me, and sometimes characteristics I wish I had.
This is definitely a work of fiction, lol. I may be married to a former FMF (Fleet Marine Force) Corpsman, but this story is not our story… just in case anyone may be wondering. — When I met my husband he was already in the Navy & when we got married he had been out for 7 months or so. I’ve never lived out this type of life, but I am most definitely enjoying writing about it. — I have just been inspired to base it off of Military life & these characters are the ones that have been laid on my heart to write about. I want to breathe life into them and tell their story. — It makes me happy. 🙂
I have worked on writing some of the chapters that fall in the middle of the story, those are also going along really well. I can’t wait to finish the main parts of my book so that I can go back and work from the beginning. It’s all so very exciting!! 🙂
So I’m going to get to writing.. Y’all have a great night!