Shades of Night. Light of Day.

Only words separate imagination and reality.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mhmm.... yup... Anyone have a compass or at least a road map?

Pretty much sums up today's writing adventure.

1st: the end is the beginning
then: it's about her and so&so
next: wth... no.... it's about her and so&so....
now: the beginning is an ending, but the ending is a beginning....

I think....

Remember to send love, give love, be love!

Catch ya on a hopefully less confusing flip side!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Think. Think. Think.

Well, today was interesting.

I sat down at my computer this morning super excited to get to work on my book.  I made the decision to pretty much start over.  I re-read what I had already written and realized that my main characters story really hadn't even started and I was already 30 pages in; it was just back story and information. So, I decided to start at the beginning and really make sure that my characters story starts right away; same story (maybe) and a lot of what I had written before will show up somewhere.... just starting it in a new way.

There I was, giddily sitting at my computer, opening up my Pages document, waiting for that rush of creative genius to come POURING out of my fingertips.

Well,  I waited..... and Waited.... and WAIted.... and WAITED....

I literally stared at my computer for almost 2 HOURS, waiting for the creativeness to come.

It eventually did (thank god) and you know, what I wrote was worth the wait.  It may not have been very much, but if my Dad's response was "That's pretty damn good. I want to read more," I figure it's not too shabby of a start.

Lessons Learned Today:
1. You can't force creativeness.
2. The Coach online store is terrific when you're waiting for the spark of creative genius to ignite.
3. Winnie the Pooh is a great source of inspiration; I was able to find my "thotful spot", "think. think. think", and wrote a little something I am actually quite pleased with.
4. Check the Zumba schedule before driving down to the dance studio at 6pm instead of the new time of 8pm.

Remember to send love, give love, be love!

Catch ya on the flip side!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

It all begins....well, continues.... tomorrow....

After taking the last 2 weeks off to decompress and spend some much needed time being completely and utterly lazy, it is now time to get back to work.

Correction..... get to work at my new job.

Tomorrow, I am officially considering myself a full-time writer!

It is a slightly terrifying path I have chosen, going from "One day I will write a book, but who knows if it will ever happen, it's just this huge dream I have" to "I am going to take a leave from my full-time job in order to write full-time so that I can actually take this dream and really make it come true."

I am ridiculously excited to finally be able to do what I love everyday, but I am also anxious (what if I sit down and I have nothing to write), scared (what if what I already have written isn't good enough and I have to start over), hesitant (am I ready to allow my characters to occupy my mind day and night),  and WIDE-OPEN (I am ready to soar in the sky and let my fingers try to keep up).

I have spent the last 2 weeks reading some of my favorite authors.  I feel so inspired reading their novels and truly feel that I too have great stories to tell and I really think that I can "tell" them and "tell" them well!

My Dad has always been so supportive of my writing dream and is by far, my biggest fan.  He never says much, mostly "finish the book, we will figure it out from there."  However, a few weeks ago, he shared a quote with me that really opened my eyes/mind/heart.

"All you have to do is write one true sentence.
Write the truest sentence you know." - Ernest Hemingway

I may be a novice writer and who really knows if what I write will be good enough.
My conclusion to all of this? 

I am going to do what I love... tell stories, in the truest way I know how.  

Tomorrow, my new journey begins.

Remember to send love, give love, be love!

Catch ya on the flip side!