4 Things

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Good God! I am so behind. This is ridiculous. I apologize, really.

I do have a million excuses as to why I haven't posted in a while. And I'm happy to declare that one of the main reasons I haven't been writing on her is because I have been writing elsewhere. Anyways, here are the 4 things making me happy RIGHT NOW!!

1. I'm loving the new direction of my MR WIP. I'm also in a desperate rush to get back to IT. I'm trying to sort out ans really get writing, so I'm going to make this short. It's a bit of a nightmare right now, this WIP. I pulled it out after ages of not looking at it and the best I can tell is that I was off my head when I was writing it. The voice is all wrong. There's absolutely no plot. And if that's not enough, I'm a bit skeptical about the theme. I have had a few really good ideas, though, and I'm going to plod on.

2. I spent the last two days outside working in the garden! I'm relieved that my garden is finally repaired after laying months under snow. The grass didn't actually make it in most places, and some of the wooden furniture is toast, but my hubby, the monster, and I spent all weekend tearing out weeds, moving around pots and planting new seeds and plants. It looks amazing!!

3. The belt for my washer is due to arrive tomorrow, so with any luck, I have hand washed my LAST load of clothes today! Keep your fingers crossed for me.

4. I have a meeting of my writing circle tomorrow! It's doubtful that I'll have anything ready for them to read, My romance is unfortunately stalled out (ADHD again) and I'm probably nowhere near having decent pages of the MR, but oh well. It's just really nice to get together with other grown-ups and talk about something other than work.

So, I'm going to jump off of here and see if I can sort out the GMC for the 4 main characters in the MR. I might have a look at polishing chapter one of the romance tomorrow morning for my meeting, but no promises.

Off I go...

My Braeburn Apple is in bloom!!

Dropping in just to say hi...

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Sorry I've been MIA lately. Work and home have been a bit crazy, but more than that, I've been writing-- every day!! I went to a writing circle meeting and that felt amazing. It was so nice to meet with grown-ups who were not related to my job, my coaching, or my son. It was definitely Me Time.

Of course, neither of the other women in the circle write or read romance. Figures, huh? They are willing to read it, but after hearing about their WIPs I desperately wanted to pull out the old magical realism I was working on. I've missed the magic. Not that I want to drop the romance WIP, I just want to bounce between the two. My best friend says that will suit me better since I have a hard time staying on one project at a time (damn, ADHD).

So I pulled it out. I had a good, honest look at it with fresh eyes. I can't even remember when I last wrote on it. I'm sorry to say, I don't really like it. There were a few passages which sound like me, but overall the voice is all wrong.

It's funny, but I have read time and time again about finding your voice and all that time it has seemed so mysterious and vague. I wasn't sure I'd ever find mine. Then I took that creative writing course and thanks to one activity and the final assignment it all became clear.

The old WIP is only about half written, but none of that writing is truely my voice. So its time to start over. I have a lot to do before our writing circle meeting next week (assignments totaling about 8k words), but I am going to try to get the first 2-4 scenes re-written for them to read. Wish me luck!

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