Inspiration

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So I mentioned in my last post that I felt stuck. I’d reached a point where the next peak was a ways away and I had no idea how to move forward. My writing buddy Andrea told me to just write. She gave some great advice on improvements to what I did have written and advised me to turn off my internal editor (which for some reason I keep calling internal elevator haha).

Yesterday I took her advise to heart and began writing. Even though I had no idea where this chapter would go I wrote. After a little while, the muse came and I received some incredible inspiration. Though this chapter is not yet finished, I wrote over  1,000 words yesterday.

If you’re struggling with your writing, just write. As Andrea reminded me, first drafts are not supposed to be perfect. You can do it!

WD

 

Wow, It’s Been Awhile

You know those moments when you just feel stuck? That’s where I am at the moment. I’ve been trying to do a little work on Book 1, but I’m not sure how to build it towards the next big event in the novel.

What do you do in those moments where you need to move towards those important moments?

Every moment is important in a novel and I know that there are things in this current chapter that are important in getting towards that next peak. I just don’t know what those moments are.

Any suggestions?

WD

Characters Will Surprise You

So as I’ve mentioned in past posts, I’ve been taking part in multiple role plays. I gained a new perspective on one of my characters last night and I am stunned by it. This character is one that I have not worked with a lot considering the fact that she only appears in one book but role playing her has been an adventure. One side of her, the deadly side, is more dominant. She feels no remorse over killing someone. I can’t help but wonder where this character came from and how she ended up in my head.

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This just goes to show that characters have their own personalities and as you get to know them, you will find things that you don’t expect.

WD