Monday, March 12, 2012

Yes, I am alive

I always have the best of intentions when it comes to blogging. I firmly believe that I will be able to stick to my plan, and I'm always surprised and disappointed when I don't manage to post when I said I would. You'd think I'd know myself better by now...

I've been writing again, and I'm happy with my WIP so far. It's not something I would have ever thought I would write - a first-person YA novel. I've always expected to be writing third-person sci-fi, fantasy, or romance, because that's what I tend to read. But Gabi popped into my head and won't leave, so I'm writing her story.

It's nice to be working on something again. As much as I love Happily Ever After (my princess story), I finally realized that, for now at least, I can't find a way to change it to get it to fit as either a Romance or a YA novel. Jane is too old to be YA, but not mature enough to be a standard romance heroine. For now, she'll live on my hard drive (and my flash drive, just in case). Maybe time will give me more perspective.

Partners is giving me fits, still, because I revamped the ending to make it the middle, but now I can't figure out the real ending. So it, too, is being retired for now. I'm sure that someday I'm going to wake up and know what I need to do, but until then... I'm working on Gabi's story.

In unrelatedness, my head is a barometer. When it's grey and dismal outside, I get a headache. The worse the weather is, the more it pounds. Who needs a window or a weatherman?? If I've got a headache, grab an umbrella!

Wait. I also get headaches from muscle tension, and from eating foods with preservatives, and from allergies, and from stress, and from being tired, and from sleeping too much... Okay, don't count on me for your umbrella predictions, unless you know my eating, sleeping, and stress patterns REALLY well.


Heather said...

It is hard to keep up with writing every day, I was going to try to now it seems I write once a week if I'm lucky lol Also its a bad allergy season, I am suffering tremendously, maybe thats why you feel sick depending on the weather.

Joe Robinsmith said...

I'm glad to see you blogging again.

As for the writing, I've got three WIP but the longest one has been on hiatus for about 9 months. It got critiqued and I couldn't see myself continuing until I fixed the errors, but it was already 27 chapters long and well, I can't be bothered to redo the whole thing. I think I'll finish it as it is, then edit it. But in the meantime I have four short stories going on.