Writing, writing, writing

I do not multi-task well. Please understand, this is an actual job requirement for being a working mother.  Would I have hired me for this job?  Probably not.  Would I have been fired if such a thing was possible?  Probably, though I’m sure we could have managed an amicable parting of the ways.  So here…

This is almost scary.

Ok, so I’ve been saying all along that I felt the story was controlling me instead of the other way around.  Well, it happened again just now, and if I weren’t so enthralled with getting it on the page, I’d be a little freaked out. You may recall the story is about a woman named…

Revelation

I have learned something today that I wanted to share.  Anyone else who reads this may say, “Well, duh!” but it is a revelation to me. When last I posted, I was preparing to write an angry character, and I was whining about the fact that anger is hard for me to express both on…

Writing angry

I am not by nature a person who angers easily.  Of course certain things will get me riled up, e.g. bullies.  But a character who is full of hatred with no heart for forgiveness or understanding–this is unnatural for me.  Nonetheless, in order for a story to have conflict it is sometimes necessary–actually often necessary–to…

I’m just not in control of my own story

You may remember on June 23 I was introducing a character, and I mentioned that I wanted to fix him up with his brother-in-law’s sister.  I said that he was resistant to the idea and we’d see who’d win: the author or the character. Well–the character won.  Dan’s story went great; I loved writing it, and…