Friday, August 21, 2009

Let the Madness...Er...Writing Begin!

New ground has been broken on the fourth novel. I officially wrote "Chapter One" last night and started on a new adventure. It felt glorious.

While I've still been writing through my freelance work, journaling, blogging, and the like, I haven't written any fiction in awhile. I've been up to my neck in research and while research is necessary and heck, fun to do, I was itching to get my fingers moving on this story.

So even though I had hoped to wait until I had a huge chunk of time at my disposal (read: weekend), last night I decided the heck with it. I powered up my laptop, ignored the chocolate calling my name, and just started writing.

Though it may all end up getting tossed in the trash at some point, "you can't fix nothing" as the saying goes. I'm glad to be back into the writing groove. It feels wonderful.

The weekend holds promise for more, of course, and then I'm taking my daughter to the Omaha Zoo. If you're ever in the area and have a chance to visit this amazing place, go for it. You won't be disappointed.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Yay!! I'm so glad you're tackling a new book. Isn't it the best feeling? Have a great weekend!

  2. Yes! Good for you! I hope you can pick up an awesome pace and keep at it.

    Have a great weekend. :)

  3. Congrats on the start of something new and shiny!

  4. Excellent, Mel.

    Novel number three? I envy you. I never managed to finish novel number one - and I seriously doubt I shall ever produce one.

    I'm writing more now than I ever did, but it's all non-fic and Bread & Butter stuff. I get the occasional urge to write a short story and I do jot down the ideas, but it's been a long, long time since I turned a jotting into a living, breathing short.

    Still... we shall see what the next ten years or so delivers.

    Congrats again on your own new beginning.

    John xxx

  5. Good for you! I'm about 1/4 through my fourth novel as well! Also, Omaha's a great city with a great song, thanks to the Counting Crows. Happy writing!!

  6. I'm glad your into it, I need to do some heavy outlining today and hopefully I will be too!

  7. So exciting starting a new book.

    Have a great time at the zoo with your daughter.

  8. Awesome! I know exactly how you're feeling. I'm itching SO badly to get writing again! The research takes time and then you finally get to the point when you have enough, not all, but enough to get going! Glorious!! Hope to be joining you soon!

  9. You are doing the fun part!! I want to start a new one but not done doing all the to-dos for this one. Enjoy:)

  10. Congrats on starting a new book. I love being in the writing groove.

  11. Ah, the endless possibilities. Just like that crispy clean notebook on the first day of school!

    Soak up those zoo sounds, smells and sights for future writing fodder. :)

  12. Love "you can't fix nothing." I hate first drafts, but I have to sternly tell myself I can't do all the lovely revision until I have something to revise!

    Congratulations...and kudos for jumping in and not waiting for the "perfect" time!


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