Monday, June 22, 2015
Keeping the writing flame alive
I've been thinking about the next book for forever it seems, without getting much on the page. I still have a lot to research it's true, but something keeps distracting me from consistent time at the computer. I'm sure every writer has had the same problem. Well, maybe not Every One, but those who are honest will admit to occasional blocks. Writing in public with a friend helps, reflecting back on the proposed characters keeps up the connection, even leading the group of ladies in rehab keeps the writing bond strong, so I just have to trust that this book is taking a longer time to gestate than the first two. The most hopeful prospect is my upcoming Writers Week at Idyllwild which happens in two weeks. It's probably foolish to put all my writing eggs into the Idyllwild basket, but I am someone who sometimes needs to be kicked in the rear to get me moving. I hate being the kind of person who says they're a writer without actually writing. Past accomplishments don't help. I have to prove myself today, with this next project. What helps is the encouragement form some of you who have read Sown in Tears and want me to continue the story of the main character. Leah still lives, if only in my imagination.