I’m one of those people who reads everything, from books to the backs of shampoo bottles. And that isn’t a joke. It may be a symptom of my OCD, I don’t know. But if there are words I must have them. Because of how much I read, I always want to write. I want to blog here about my writing process and I will very soon. I think it will be a series from idea inception to novel completion. Have I completed a novel, yet? No… not really. The closest I’ve gotten is a 60-70k YA urban fantasy, but once it was finished I realized it needs a complete rewrite. A point of view shift, some major plot tweaks.
I also have 50k on an adult post-apocalyptic tucked away. The story is so dear to my heart that I stopped half way through and decided to get better at writing before I continued.
The novel I’m currently working on is at 13k words. Not very much, but it’s also some of the most complex plotting and character development I’ve done thus far. I’m also half-finished a short story for my next Tuesday post. It’s already passed a thousand words, so it might be a bit longer than the last one. Maybe I’ll be nice and post it in two parts.
I also have a lot of painting I need to get done. I’m working on a city scene for a charity auction which needs to be done early April, and then I have 3 portraits to finish. So maybe that’s why I suck at finishing. I take on too much, I make promises. My Gemini brain jumps from one thing to the next. I’m working on this, really. I will learn to complete things.
Sorry that there’s nothing really useful in this post. I will have something more along those lines up soon.