Wednesday, April 18, 2007

This Is Why I Love To Write

The story has been flowing for a while, but the last 2 days it seems to have picked up speed. I can't write fast enough. Okay, I haven't written much new material. However, I've started to pull together my 140 pages and organize them into a fantastic story. I've written for myself my main characters' goals, motivations and conflicts. I've pinpointed my turning points, sketched my Big Black Moment, and written out my character arcs. Now all I need is a good chunk of time to work on it all. Hhhmmm, maybe in May during my recovery?

I'm psyched also because I'm pretty sure, even with surgery and recovery, that I can have my first draft done by the time I go on my trip in June. Which means while I'm in Ireland and Scotland I can seriously start a new story. Which also means that I can spend part of my summer putting the finishing touches on TCAFS and start submitting it in the fall. Which ALSO means that I will have finished that book in six months. With that record I could be a very prolific writer! Of course, one has to sell first...

5 comments:

Bailey Stewart said...

WhooHoo on the writing. It does seem to be coming together. I'm glad you'll be able to go on your trip.

Tori Lennox said...

I'm glad the writing's going so well!!!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Wow! You've definitely got a plan! I wish I were going to Scotland and Ireland! Good luck with the writing!

Kerry Blaisdell said...

Go forth and prolif(?). :?) Whether we're pubbed or not, we must write-write-write -- it's the only way to move forward in this crazy universe we've picked for ourselves!

Lexi said...

Thanks, ladies!

Bailey, I'm psyched about the trip. It'll be perfect incentive for my recovery.

Tori, I'll send some writing vibes your way.

Alyssa, thanks for stopping by. I'll have a Guinness or some haggis for you.

Kerry, I can't imagine my life without creating characters.