I have been finding lately that I am getting discouraged with my writing. I feel like I never have enough time to do anything. I came across this little motivational tidbit somewhere….Pintrest maybe? When I saw this I realized that I am only 25, I have my whole life ahead of me still to get the things done that I want to get done. I thought I would share it with my loves….save it for when you get knocked down.
So you will notice that I have started a new project. It is called 7 Deadly Sins. I only was able to post the intro tonight, but I really had to get the ball rolling on this project, it has been eating at my mind for quite some time. This story will be about a woman in her old age, looking back at her life and seeing her past lovers in terms of the seven deadly sins, until the final one…redemption. You get the point right? I have been working on my novel, but I just needed to take a little break and travel down a different path for a bit.
On days where it seems like I am hitting a brick wall with my characters, I get so envious. Of who you ask? My kids They are 1, 3, and 5. Their imagination astounds me all the time. It reminds of me that children are so innocent, they haven’t been tainted by life’s worries yet. There is no stress blocking their creative flow, it just comes naturally, and though I am a little envious, I am also so happy they can experience that for some of their life anyway 🙂
On another note, my husband and I are trying to buy a house and as we look at different places, all I can think of is “Is there a space for me to write?” Can I find some nook and cranny where I can have a corkboard and messy piles of papers and sticky notes all over things? I hope so. I need a space to let my creativity thrive, where I don’t have to put it away.
I have said from the beginning that sometimes it is incredibly hard to find the time to sit down and craft your words into a story that people want to read. People lead busy lives they are parents, college students, have full time jobs, volunteer for organizations, the list in endless. So my question to you is what makes you a better writer? Do you set deadlines for yourself? Do you have a certain organization to your writer side? How many hours a day/week do you put into your novels?
On a side note, does your family support you when you sit down to write, do they know that it is important to you? Or do they reat is like a joke?
I have definitely seen better days. I am so overwhelmed with my college coursework this term that I don’t have time to do much else. I find myself opening my work in progress, Reborn, and staring longingly at the words. Taking a step back has given me a thought to a slightly different approach to my novel, so perhaps it is a good thing. I haven’t even really had time to blog for goodness sake! I know it will be finished eventually but sometimes the waiting kills me. I love all of you who still subscribe to my blog! Not to much longer for this term then finally I will have some free time 🙂
I was working on my book last night and I was so focused on one idea, and frankly was getting really irate. One of my family members asked me what was going on so I explained it to them and they said “Well why don’t you just do this…..” uhhhh why didn’t I just think of that an hour ago myself. Moral to the story? If someone offers you help in something you are stuck on….listen because you never know what fresh eyes will bring to your attention. After all, advice from people who read can be priceless little gems. The answer was really so simple I was kicking myself in the butt.
On that note my w.i.p Reborn is coming along slowly. I am really pleased with what I have so far. Still trying to find a way to manage my time effectively so I don’t spend it all in one place (damn those two papers for school that still need to be done).
I want to publish a small book of poetry so I figured I would be able to find something that gave a step by step guide that I could actually understand. HA! I am still trying to figure out what the HECK I am doing. Maybe I should try submitting it to a publisher and see if I get any bites. IF and when I figure out what I am doing I will definitely make sure I post something about my experience.
I finished my short story…well the blog version anyway 😉 I still can not seem to come up with a good title for it. If you have any suggestions I am all ears (or eyes?). I hope you enjoy the last and final part. I have been jotting some new ideas and can’t wait to get started on them.