Saturday, July 29, 2017

Random Thought #4

Sometimes you think you've found something amazing, a shiny new penny that will be just perfect for your collection. Only when you place it in the box do you realize it's really just a fake. It's less than you expected it to be and you want to cry because it breaks your heart. How do you forgive your shiny new penny for all the trouble it's caused by being fake? Hmmm...I don't know. I am trying for forgiveness but I am settling for acceptance because that other thing is beyond my at the moment. 

And no this isn't about a penny not really LOL

Sometimes things work out and sometimes they're a disaster that you learn to live with.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Random Thought #3

Sending your book off to a new editor for the first time is nerve racking and a bit scary. Mostly because you don't know them and just because they have references and a website doesn't mean they're going to do a good job. Its a scary idea for any writer who works with an new editor for the first time. Editing is expensive and we want our books to be well received and that means hiring a good editor so that Fan's aren't disappointed. 

It's just nail bitingly nerve wracking for the writer...all the many things that could go wrong. What if they sell my work? Or if they don't edit it well and I have to pay to have it edited again? Or what if they take way longer than they say they will like weeks or even a month longer? 

What do I do about any of these situations? The answer kids... nothing to do but wait and see that's the most disturbing part. Hopefully it will end in the sense of relief I get after finishing a project that I allow myself to revel in for a few weeks before diving into a new project .

I will just have to play the waiting game and hope everything goes well. Ugg, I'm really bad at that by the way....

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Random Thought #2

When writing at times you don't realize that the story is bigger than you first thought... Take my latest title for instance. I thought it was a novella 35000-45000 words at best. Yet as I am writing the story the characters grew and grew and suddenly I'm already at 45000 words and still have 4 chapters to finish. That's what writing is about learning to go with the flow of the story and adapting to the needs of each character to tell his or her story through the authors works... It's odd to explain to someone who doesn't write and I get looks sometimes that make me think some people might believe I have split personality when I talk about the characters as real people. To a writer they are real people. We give them life by deciding that they're a loyal person, or a sketchy person, or a religious person, or a shy person and so on... it means that they're not allowed to be suddenly out of character. A shy person isn't going to hop on stage and take over a rock concert out of the blue... can they adapt and learn to be bolder? Sure, but they can't get a personality transplant in chapter 12 without first working through their shyness with several painful steps in chapters 1-11. So yeah they have to be real or books wouldn't make sense...

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Random Thought #1

Hmm, was thinking I might start just adding random thoughts to this blog... 

Readers have asked me were I get my ideas and my response is I don't know. Which is the truth because it comes from everything.  I was at the store the other day and saw a little boy talking to his mother rudely and it gave me an idea for a book. It's funny when and how inspiration strikes a writer.  Sometime the ideas are like mountains crashing down on your head but others its like a trickle of water. You can get the ideas from thin air, or from a dream, or from a story someone tells you, or from something that happens to you it just depends on how your brain works. Still the question is where do I get my ideas from and my best answer is...LIFE

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