The drought is over, I want to write!  Yes!  I don’t know if it is the anticipation of getting a new laptop, or if I am just getting the desire back, either way, I can’t wait to start writing and editing!

A friend of mine recently asked me to write an article about writing.  The more I thought about it, the more I began to think about the editing phase of writing, because lots of people seem to forget about that part.  I recently submitted the article to him, and will let you know when it comes up on his website.  It is called the Seven Sins of Editing, and I enjoyed writing it.  But while I did, I realised that I was probably the worst sinner of all, and I guess this sparked the need to start editing, and I will be working on my Gothic Novel (still hasn’t got a name!).  I could see so much of what I had written in my article in this story and I want to finish it and get it out into the world because I think it will sell.  Why, I don’t know, but it has something about it that is different.

Also, I want to start on my new story.  The plot line is all coming together in my mind and I have a six month time frame that the story slots into and is nicely paced.  This is the christian story that I have been talking about before.  I came up with this idea one night, at the start of taking the antidepressants and I couldn’t sleep.  Divine Inspiration?  I like to think so.  I have been asking the Lord for some time for inspiration.  I write yes, a talent he has given me, but I have also asked all along for stories that would be for him.  Well this one has come out of the hat and I think that the timing is nearly right.  When my laptop arrives (now on or before 25 October…) I will be in a hurry to download all the programs I need to start, and start it I will.  It might take me months or even years, but I will write this story.

While some people might find what I wrote above offensive, I don’t mind.  I have never used this forum or my friendship with my writer friends to force Christianity down their throats, nor do I intend to start now, but sometimes one needs to explain where stories come from.  And this is the origin of this one.  I will put more details up as the story progresses, but for now, I want to keep this one close to my chest.

Will update you when I get my laptop – and don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about my other stories, they will be written, but this one seems important to me now.

Progress… At Last! Ahhhh
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6 thoughts on “Progress… At Last! Ahhhh

  • October 17, 2011 at 9:50 am
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    I’m happy to hear you’ve got your motivation to write/edit back.

    It’ll take a lot more than that to offend me.

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    • October 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm
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      Thanks Mark, The laptop has arrived and I am itching to use it, but my son doesn’t want me getting too attached… roll on the end of the school holidays!

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  • October 17, 2011 at 10:48 am
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    gotta run with where your passion lies, and write the stories you feel drawn to 🙂 nice to see the drive coming back! Hopefully that laptop gets there soon

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    • October 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm
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      Thanks Cassie, your support is important to me! And yes the drive is driving me!!! 😀

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  • October 17, 2011 at 6:15 pm
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    ‘For I am not ashamed…’

    I’ve found noone gets offended if you are up front about who and what you are.

    Its always an interesting situation, waiting to start writing. I’m also looking at something new after a while away. I think spring has something to do with it. I’ve know I will be more effective if I wait a little till all my ideas are in alignment. But its tempting to just jump in.

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    • October 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm
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      Thanks for that – sometimes just having a christian statement on your blog can turn people off, but you are right, I should not be ashamed! Hope to get set up tonight and perhaps even start!

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