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.