Ever have one of those writing days where you don’t really wanna but you know you should, so you do? But then it’s like you have to push & shove & pull & fight to get 2 sentences on the page… and those 2 sentences sound like utter crap.
So then you begin a cycle of writing a couple of sentences, reading it, shaking your head, back spacing.
Writing a couple of sentences, reading it, shaking your head, back spacing.
over & over & over again.
Yep! One of those days.
But I will say that I did manage to get a page or two written despite all that & while it may be a total mess when I have to edit back through later… that’s okay. Something was written & that’s always better than nothing. Gives me something to edit in the future if nothing else.
Or who knows? May edit back through & find it to be an outstanding couple of pages. Future Heather may be like this is literary gold. 😀
So here I am blogging about my writing woes. But really if that’s all I have to complain about I must say I’m doing pretty good. 🙂
Talk to you all later.
Work, work, work.
This is what my husband has to live with btw… Lol, all my sticky notes, notebooks, & research scattered all over the living room floor. — He loves me, he does. 😀
I’ve been a bit off the radar for a while. Part of me had no idea what to write about on here anymore and another part of me felt extraordinary pressure to work on my current project. I felt like if I didn’t, then I was somehow failing. Although I have worked on writing my book a bit here and there over the last few months… I wasn’t doing nearly what I could have been doing.
About two weeks ago I sat down one day and just worked hard. I poured more into those few hours than I had put into the last few months. When I was finished, I saw a path to the future. For the first time, since I started this journey, with the blog, two years ago… I saw everything come together in what seemed a lot like an epiphany moment. It’s hard to explain, but I now see a future in my work.
I now see a path to completing this first book and going on to do more. A path which I could not see prior to that day. Which is part of what made it so difficult to keep going. I couldn’t really see where it was going or if I’d even make it there.
I’ve worked with these characters so much that I feel like I know them personally, lol, I’m not crazy. It sounds a lot like imaginary friends and fictional buddies… but really, it’s not as insane as it sounds. 🙂 — It’s what makes this whole thing so worthwhile. I want to share them and all that they have to offer with everyone else. I just have to get their stories out of my head and onto the paper in just the right way. So that you can all know them like I do. — You’ll like em, they’re pretty cool. 🙂
I have a goal: To complete the first run-through of this book by December. I made that goal in January. I have now lost 6 months of time to really work on it. However, I will not change my goal… I will just work twice as hard to reach it.
You guys will meet these people eventually, I promise. 🙂
Heather Marie. 🙂
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. — (With much help from my husband, lol.. Thank God for him & his knowledge of all things Navy & Marines, lol! 🙂 )
Anyhow, I’m going to get back to it. (& my Pretty Little Liars marathon on Netflix… Lol, don’t judge.. 😉 )