Thursday, November 17, 2011

Writing Down the Bones and a Few Other Things...

I haven't posted in a while because I've been writing and being that I tend to scatter easily, I was careful not to lose the words in my head to a blog post, as they needed to go into 44 Book 2 instead. But today has been a good day of editing and I'm right on schedule. I'm excited about Book 2 and it will be out by the end of November.

It's funny about writing. There are so many interesting and magical parts of it. There's the thinking part, and I have to admit that's one of my favorite parts because I can take my brain with me anywhere and call it "writing."I can go for a walk or out on a snowshoe, or even on a glorious autumn hike where I'm able to get those ideas flowing.

Then there is the physical work of writing that requires long hours at the keyboard hammering out the first few drafts, trying to figure out the story and the characters.

But then there's the next part: The Magic part. The part where something starts helping the writer with the story. Helps the book along. It's an amazing time in the writing process, and I only can get to it after putting in lots of hours. But when I arrive, the story takes over, the characters start speaking to each other effortlessly, the plot works itself out. Something reminds me to slip a scene into chapter 3, take a name out chapter 12. It's a magical thing, this part of the creative process, and I always feel very lucky to be caught in it.

Anyway, just some thoughts from this blurry-eyed writer on a windy November day here in Bend.

I'm posting a few pictures, too, of my lovely little city. I had to go downtown a few days ago to do some research and brought my camera along.

Happy creating to all,


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