Friday, July 01, 2005

On Writing...

Wow. What a rant yesterday. But I felt much better afterwards. *grin*

I dived into my new historical, tentatively titled The Rake's Lady last night and had a blast. I should have kept going since my fingers were flying across the keyboard, but it was getting late and I had to do the evening chores - finish up the laundry, give the daughter a bath, scrounge for food for breakfast, brush the teeth - yeah, the boring stuff.

But I did stop at a great starting point. That sounds rather oxymoronic. But I'm excited to jump into it again.

And now I have to stop and think - what brought about that excitement to rush to the keyboard? How can I keep that excitement?

I think there are a few things helping me out this time around.

1) It's a new work, so of course I'm excited to delve into my characters and story.

2) Robert Pidela, my main character, has been with me since the 7th grade - yes, that long! And it's finally time to tell his story.

3) I have a roadmap. I know where I'm going, I know who my characters are, why they act the way they do, and what choices they're going to make. Of course, I've left room for them to grow and change as they need to.

I don't know how much writing I'll get done over the weekend because of the holiday, but hopefully I'll squeeze a few pages in.

We get off work at 2 p.m. today. Yay! (Yeah, we're going to be REAL productive today!)

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!


  1. Glad you're doing better today :-) And that your writing went so well. Getting all that off your chest probably helped!

    Hope your holiday weekend is a happy one.

  2. wow, that's a long time to have a character in your head! Glad the writing went well!!

  3. Yay for writing excitement! When you're excited about a story, that when you know it's great!!

  4. Have a great holiday weekend, writing or not! :)

  5. Oooh, I love new stories and great characters. Hope the excitement continues for you! :)

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