What Now?

November 23, 2005 | Family & Life

Well, now that my course is almost over, I’ve been trying to decide where to pick up with my writing. It’s very hard to stop writing for a day, much less several weeks, and then pick up where you left off. I mean, if you’re cleaning the bathrooms and the phone rings, you can pick up where you left off with no problem. Writing, I’ve discovered is not like that. It must be done on a continuous daily basis or you find yourself constantly starting over. So, I decided to start by cleaning my writing space. You know, pick up and FILE all those papers. Ok, they’re in neatly stacked piles waiting to be filed. Then I pulled out my manuscript and read the next chapter that needs to be edited. There’s a lot of tension, a face off between the hero and the heroine’s father, and I want to make sure I get it down. What works best for me, is to see the scene through the character’s eyes, feel what they’re feeling. This is best done at night, when everyone in my house is sleep and I’m talking to my self out loud. Be not afraid to take out words and anything else that doesn’t keep the action moving. I’ll let you know how this turns out. I’m also putting together my writing goals for 2006 with my critique partners, Sloane Taylor and Beth Anderson. I’ll post mine, and you post yours.

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  1. So does this give you a clue, Little Yasmine Girl, to give up everything else, including the hunk you’re married to, and get your sweet ass back on your WIP?


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