Posted in Blog, Book Updates

Work, Work, Work…

I just want to put this out there. — There is a lot of work in creating a fictional town & military base. :O

It goes without saying that Tolkien was something of a creative mastermind, Lol.. what with his fictional world, languages, & history. — Oh, if only I could sit down & have a chat with him.

On the bright side, I’m getting a good bit accomplished. I sort of started writing the first couple chapters of my book with the idea in my head for where it takes place… but then I noticed that the more I wrote the harder it was getting to visualize. — So now I’m backtracking to actually creating some of these places.

Anyhow, I’m going to get back to it. (& my Pretty Little Liars marathon on Netflix… Lol, don’t judge.. 😉 )

-Heather! (:

Posted in Blog, Book Updates, Writing

A Little Book Update

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 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!

-hmthreatte

Posted in Blog, Struggles

To Keep Going…

Sometimes things seem too big to be accomplished. However, usually the problem is the way we are looking at what’s in front of us.

If we look at the big picture it can seem so overwhelming. That’s when we have to take a step back and look at all the little pieces that come together to make the big picture.

So what do we do when even the little piece of the puzzle looks impossible? — Mark 10:27. — We remind ourselves that it’s not impossible.

I spend a lot of time reminding myself that anything is possible. That there’s nothing to be afraid of. Nothing and no one. — That being said, I’m still a big chicken. That’s why I have to spend so much time reminding myself not to be.

You have to understand that I’m afraid of everything to understand why it gets in the way so much. I’m afraid of people, criticism (Tho aren’t we all on that one), failure, (and that one) unfamiliar territory, and on my worst days, I’m afraid I’m simply not capable of very much of anything at all. — It stops me in my tracks. I freeze wherever I’m at and if I’m lucky, I don’t panic.. lol. — Though I’m getting better, it still catches up to me. —

So while even the smallest task may seem impossible… I have to remember that it’s not & then refuse to let anything stop me.

So while everything seems a little too big right now, I’m going work on my book anyway. Usually I would stop. If I’m being honest I’d wait weeks or months to even pick it back up again. — When I started this blog I said I wouldn’t do that anymore. That I wouldn’t let anything stop me. So I won’t. — I’m just going to keep telling myself that it’s not impossible and force myself to keep going.

So as I end this post, just know that I am going to be working as soon as I’m finished here. — It may seem to me like I can’t do this right now that it’s too overwhelming, but if I keep stopping because of that then I won’t ever accomplish what I’ve set out to do… and in the end, I find that far worse than just being afraid to keep going.

-hmthreatte!