Checked Off

Last night as I'm trying to go to sleep, all I can think about is the scenes which are coming up in my new novel.  In my head, I've mapped out the rest of the book.  It will be interesting to see if I follow what I mapped out or if my characters will derail … Continue reading Checked Off

Teeter Totter

Seeking a balance in my tasks, I've been trying to find the right combination among writing, crocheting, and family tasks.  I've been working on editing a manuscript which is now down to a final read through as I've finished the searches I normally do.  At the same time, I've been working on projects for my … Continue reading Teeter Totter

Beware the Exploding Head

I spent my night reading a manuscript and editing it.  I see the weaknesses in it and know where I need to improve the story.  I did some minor edits but I'm at a stage where I need to do my searches and print it for a thorough editing.  I have no name for the … Continue reading Beware the Exploding Head

Unplanning My Next Year’s Goals

My year has certainly not turned out the way I planned it.  This is one of the reasons I don't like to make long term plans.  It isn't that my year has been worse - quite the contrary - it just hasn't turned out the way I planned.  I could be disappointed in myself and … Continue reading Unplanning My Next Year’s Goals

No Errands Equals Lots of Writing

Yesterday I spent a good portion of the day working on my story.  The other things on my list did not get done.  I'd be disappointed but I added 10,000 words to my story and got a general list of scenes that will lead to the end of the book (I think). Pain level is … Continue reading No Errands Equals Lots of Writing

Playing on the teeter totter

Balance is important in life.  I know this but like most people I struggle with finding the time to do all the things that are important.  Like a teeter totter, balance is difficult to maintain. It was a good day yesterday stepping out of writing mode and hanging with friends to do a double feature … Continue reading Playing on the teeter totter

Goals to Live By

The last three weeks have been filled with little sleep, lots of pain, and a lot of writing.  I started a story because I couldn't sleep.  I worked on the story as the vision came to me of what it should be and where it should go.  The first rough draft is done.  93,181 words. … Continue reading Goals to Live By

One Final Scene

Three weeks to write 90,000 words and complete a story.  I have finally gotten through the battle scene.  I have one more wrap up scene to bring together all of my plot points and then I'm done.  I should finish that today.The full moon is on the tenth so I should have this done before … Continue reading One Final Scene

Balance

One of the things I struggle with most is finding a balance in my life.  I’m either too focused on work, school, or whatever and forget to take time for me.  This week I had a long to-do list for homework I wanted to get through.  It involved three chapters, videos, and labs for science, … Continue reading Balance

Storms and other thoughts

The grumbling rolling low thunder reverberates through the whole house as I snuggle into my covers.  I just want to lay in bed and listen (or sleep) to the storm.  As a child, I remember being afraid of storms.  One of my early memories is of my sister Teri crawling into bed with me and … Continue reading Storms and other thoughts