What’s Going On

Greetings everyone!  Man I have been struggling with the latest chapter of The Lost Guardian.  This is an extremely important chapter.  Not only is it the middle of the book, it’s also the point when things start to gear up.  I can’t seem to get it right.  I think I’ve rewritten it three times so far.  I hope to get it worked out soon because I need to keep on schedule if I want to complete this book by October.  I know that seems like a long way from now but as you know writing takes a long time.  I may just have to walk away from it for a few days so I can clear my head and then go back to it.  I still need to complete my cover for this book.  I have everything roughed out I just need to finalize it.

So in other news, I’m now in my last class before I earn my degree!  I couldn’t be happier!  I still have to take care of my graduation fees and set up an appointment with the school board in my area to discuss what steps I need to take to get my license and certification to start teaching.  I really hope to be in the classroom by years end so keep your fingers crossed.

I also need to start working on the quilt for my great-grandmother.  It was supposed to be done by Christmas but things got in the way so now I’m trying to finish it by her birthday which is in April.  I’ve become a bit old fashioned so I’m mixing embroidery into the quilt which does make the process longer.  Some of the material comes from an old blanket that once belonged to my great-great-grandmother.  When I get done I’ll make sure that I post a picture up so you guys can see it.

I’ve also started planing my garden for the spring. I know winter is still raging on, but since I don’t have a yard to dig up I have to use pots and planter boxes.  I’ve been dying to do a garden for years but it hasn’t worked out yet.  I tried when I lived in southern California, but the sun was too harsh and all my sprouts died.  (I cried)

So this is just a bit of what’s going on with me right now.  I haven’t really put anything up in a while so I just wanted to touch base.  Take care and see you soon.

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Challenges of Writing

Every author has areas that they excel in.  Some authors can write great love scenes, some are fantastic with dialog, while others can put action into words.  The last category is one that I have a hard time with.  I see what I want in my head but when it comes to putting it into words, it always falls flat.  I tend to rewrite action sections over and over again but am never fully satisfied with the out come.  YOzoEHJ

I also understand that an author’s worst critic is themselves, or at least it should be.  My betas have never had any complaints about my action sequences so I guess they’re not as bad as I think they are.  All I can do is keep on writing and maybe one day I will actually be completely happy with something that I’ve written.  That might actually be a bad thing…if I’m satisfied then I may not try to push myself to do better, to do more, or to try something new?  What’s your thoughts on this?

Happy New Year Everyone

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season.  I helped my parents move into their new home and now we’re down to the last few boxes and that’s always the hardest part.  I really like their new home.  You can see the mountains from their back porch.  I’ve also been very productive as well.  I finished a chapter and am halfway through another.  I also had to reorganize a couple of chapters because they weren’t really working with the flow of the story, hey it happens.  Any who, here’s to a new year.  I hope it’s a good one.

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