I want to start off today’s post apologizing for my absenteeism. I have had every intention of blogging more than once a week but was unable to do so this past week. Thank you for sticking with me anyway.
These past few months I have been bitten by the writing bug and it has left a lasting mark. It came at a perfect time as I have dealt with an intense and unfortunate case of writer’s block that has halted my writing capabilities for a few years.
It was the definition of a curse at the time but now I see at it as a blessing, becuase during that time of no writing I grew as well. My world view broadened and my experiences continued to shape me into the person I am becoming today. I read more books and researched the writing world. And of course I blogged. My book was always in the back of my mind reminding me that while I had told people I was writing a book I still had nothing to show for it. I suppose that is all my fault. Maybe I should have kept this endeavor to myself, but since it is one of the things that I am most passionate about, I wanted everyone to know.
My book has changed so much from when it first started. The plot is more fleshed out and complex and is finally coming together with the help of friends and family.
I am starting from the beginning. I am outlining book one through six completely before I start on book one again. I may have gone a little crazy with it but I want to know the whole story like I know my own. I am writing the back stories for each of the five different species in my book as well their cultures and beliefs. Even though my story is set in the near future of our world there is still a hidden world that I have to create and I want it to make sense. I am also going back and learning my characters. I want them to be three dimensional and as believable as you and I.
Part of me worries that I have bitten off more than I can chew but then I remember how much this story has been on my mind and I know this is a story I need to get out. It’s been a longer journey than I thought it would be but it has been a fulfilling one as well. I know it will be worth it in the end. I will continue to outline until I feel everything is ready for the story to be told. Hopefully that will be by the end of the year so I can start the new year focusing on the first book.
I have a writing mentor now who is helping me see things differently and I have also joined another writing critique group to help me improve my writing. I think the book is finally ready to be written and I hope that when it is finished it will be published so I can share it with all of you.
Thank you for sticking with me through this process it’s been an interesting one so far but I really appreciate it. I hope you all have a great rest of your weekend!