I settled back into the writing groove this week, working on Boomtown Craze and The Augmentation of Hetty Locklear. Writing is usually a longer process for me than other phases. I can usually only go so far, and then I have to stop and think it over. Does it work? Is this how I want it to go? Sometimes I know. But sometimes I don’t. Mulling things over during a workout, I often change my mind, delete chapters and write them over.
This happens even if I outline. For instance, I had the entire ending of The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear mapped out. So what did I do? I ignored it and took a left turn.
I suppose that’s why outlining more than a couple of chapters at a time just doesn’t work for me. Because I’m likely to just ignore it. Granted, working out the characters ahead of time helps. I write little bios of their lives before the story opens. It helps … until I change my mind. Husband unit and another friend, who I email my work to everyday [in case another computer decides to commit suicide], know mind changing is my MO.
Since I was able to unchain myself from my desk some this week, I enjoyed some Netflix. I highly recommend:
Only one season? Why? Some shows take over a season to find their groove. Not Outcasts. It had me riveted by episode three. Great sci-fi. Great cast. Great writing.
Some of you know of my Jane Austen obsession. Period BBC pieces fit under this obsession, too. Land Girls was a treat. Only 5 episodes, but it was so well done.
And I just ordered season two of Downton Abbey. I can’t wait until it shows up. I might just spend a whole day doing nothing but watching the entire season in one sitting. :D I watched season one that way on Netflix. They haven’t picked up season two yet, and I’m tired of waiting.
A friend sent me the trailer for the next season of Spartacus. :D I still miss Andy madly, but look forward to the final season: War of the Damned
Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting the Genre bloghop on September 17th. For more information and to sign up, go HERE.
Thanks to Karen Elizabeth Brown for the Liebster award. I’ll answer a few of the questions posed.
- What is your favorite holiday? Opening day of Pine Mountain Observatory
- What are you reading right now? A Dance with Dragons, Honor in Hell, Immortal Desires, Opening, and CassaFire
And there’s the What’s your Chocolate? bloghop on Monday, September 10th. Yum. Click HERE to sign up.
Have a great weekend everybody!