Friday, November 30, 2007

Ready to Write

Since I switched gears about a month ago and decided to put aside the Italian Duet novel, I've been plotting my next book. I have so many ideas that it's been hard to pin down what I want to write exactly and what ideas need to show up as future books.

So I've been a plotting gal for the last month. And I'm heartily sick of it.

I want to write, darn it. But I fear that if I start writing now, when I don't know a few key elements of my plot, I'll end up stuck. And I really don't want that to happen. Plus I have research to do! Sure, I'm involved in the writing process, but I really want to just sit down in front of the blank screen (yes, I really do!) and start creating.

With this weekend's weather forecast, I may have the opportunity. We're supposed to get a doozy of a storm that may turn into a lot of snow. Perfect weather for creating!


  1. I'm right where you are, Melissa--planning and plotting a new book. It's not so much fun, because I'm afraid of making a mistake, and then the book won't go well. But it should be kind of fun, darn it! Making choices is often anxiety-producing, and I feel like throwing a dart at a board of choices. But I keep thinking of what Stephanie Bond said at our conference--this will all pay off later!

  2. It will all pay off later.

    Hope you have a good weekend!

  3. You go, girl! Whatever part of the writing process is calling to you now, you're DOING it and that's fantastic. Your instincts are guiding you to go do that voodoo that you do so well.

    And I'm personally hoping that horrible weather forecast including snow is just a bad rumor.

  4. You're getting snow? Awwww, man, sometimes I hate Texas.

  5. It's gonna get real cold for us too! Hope you get your writing time!

  6. Snow for us, too! And I'm also right where you are...thinking through my characters, conflicts, and plot. And researching. Got the most wonderful pair of books this week about Don Whitehead, aka "Beachhead Don," a combat reporter in WWII. Fascinating stuff! Ahh, I could research forever.

    Happy creating!

  7. It will pay off, but don't shove the urge to write aside for too long :)


I love to hear from you!

New Digs

I've got a new home on the web - stop by if you get a chance!