Good morning everyone!
I'm still feeling the joy and rush of a new project rolling around in my head and I have to say...I'd forgotten how fun this stage can really be. It has to be my most favorite part. The hardest thing for me to do right now is not to rush into writing all the glorious things rolling around up there. My characters are ready to break out into their tale but I have to be careful to hold them back. I know all too well what happens if I don't....a long ramble of a story with nowhere to go. Sure...it's fun...but in the end a plot is a bit important and so it is to the outlining process I go. Very happy to say that I started my character descriptions last night and so far so good...still loving the direction it's taking thus far. There are many more zoning out car trips for me before this outline is done.
I was discussing my new project with the hubby last night when he brough up a valid point: Shouldn't you be working on the sequel to your first book? Hmm...yes probably. But those characters have been quiet. They don't want to talk to me just yet. I'm sure half way through my new project they will magically come to life again and distract me...
I'm also hoping to change up my blog a bit...add some extra descriptions and maybe one of those nifty word count gadgets I've seen everyone using...I love those! We'll see how much motivation I have tonight...
In other random tidbits - one of my oldest girlfriends...okay, hang on, that didn't sound right at all. The girlfriend I've had the longest (besides my sister)...from back in high school...yes, much better description! Anyhoo - she gave me a very cool necklace for Christmas that I'm just loving. It's "agate" from africa I think (tag is at home) and it hangs on a silver chain....I've literally worn it to work two days in a row. As I mentioned before...total addictive personality...when I love something I really really love it. I think I've realized this morning just why I love it so much. Has anyone out there ever seen the movie "Teen Witch"??? Very cheesy 80's style movie with the cute little creepy woman from Poltergeist? It was one of my absolute favorites and I watched it over and over and over as a teenager. In the movie she had a similar necklace that I thought was awesome. I swear that's why I'm loving it so much right now. Something about it makes me very very happy. What an oddball I am.
Hope everyone has a terrific day!!!