Everything happens for a reason. . .
I have been cleaning, dealing with some stress and personal issues. It has pushed my writing back. I have managed to get some writing done here and there, but the it’s only been pieces of it. (Pieces are better than nothing, I agree.)
However with all of this spring cleanings, I might get five or ten minutes here or there. . . it depends on which room I rest in on whether, I just chill, write, or get on the Internet. Obviously, I am on the Internet right now. And I have tumblr account. . . connected to this account. . . https://www.tumblr.com/blog/rebekah1213
Anyway, I was updating my tumblr and a picture an newish actor came on my homepage. . . and now I know who I can use as the inspiration for my old “Poe” Character. He has to get a make over . . . I have changed his name, some of his personality, and some of his look. . . As have mentioned in previous blogs. . . https://rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/rip-poe/
Anyway, so I am excited again. . . I plan to get some inspiration, write some note, get motivation and work on Book 2. . . Yay!
So I was supposed to clean crazily for two weeks. . . to find him (Note: I will not reveal my inspiration, because of people like Ellen Page who has issues over people admiring and using their likeness in stories and video games. All I will say is he is in a comic movie and he is a newish actor.)
When I was a kid, I used to love the show Reading Rainbow. . . I am going doing a version of it today. . . but for adult books.
I have been reading as well as working on several of my vampire pieces.
I am reading the paperback cover of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
I am a paranormal, horror, occult writer. . . popular authors that I am into are Anne Rice and Stephen King.
I also highly suggest. . .
Dani Hoots I love her world of vampires.
Lucian Wilde. I even participated in his novel “The Wishing Well”
“The Fool’s Journey” by Kristina M Jackson
I am working on pieces of my vampire series that I am pretty damn sure will not end up in the novel. Some writers would say that I am wasting my time with it, because I am not working on the direct novel.
However there are pieces that will end up in the novel. . . they are essential for my character and the story line. . . the piece I am working on is like a blog and outline for my character.
I know there important part of the first draft is to get the story written. . . to get the idea out of the head and on the screen. . .
So is it better to over write and cut later or just write basics and add later?
I guess it depends on the writer. . .
I swear always once I get started (the writing process) and have my character talking a mile a minute. . . life always happens. We had a extended family emergency, so have we have been helping out. I am not expecting anything back, I just hope that those who need something tomorrow (funeral). . . will get what they need. (Whether it is food, a tissue or simply a hug.)
This concept brings me back to balancing things. . . . writing vs life. I understand you need to go through experiences to make you a better person, but I wish I had time to write. (I really wish I didn’t have to sleep. I think it’s a waste. However I understand why health wise we need it.) I just wish there were more hours in a day, I guess.
It’s all a time management thing. . . I just wish I was instantly inspired during the hours that I try to schedule to write. Only in an ideal world right?
Well, I am taking time for me now and try to get some fiction out of me.
Yay! I am down two distractions, and I am limited my third biggest issues. . .
April 21st Experience project ended. . . which was a huge distraction for me. I have noticed that I have written and focus so much since it’s gone. I do miss the chatting.
I love to chat online. In real life I am a very shy person, but online I am very social. I can be a chatter bug. I have several friends online, and we usually just past quick notes back and forth.
Anyway, I was chatting with this guy for 13 weeks, everyday. I really liked this guy. I was excited to chat with him and I would get impatient until he got on. He occupied most of my thoughts. (I will leave his name out for his own privacy.) All of my story ideas were of us (him and me). . . my muses were getting flustered, my character were getting bored.
Then we fight, he confesses to lying about a bunch of stuff. . . and my story ideas, my hopes with him, and my trust were all shattered like a baseball through a window.
I tried to make things work with him, as he acted like nothing happened, but I just could not get it out of my mind. (I will NOT be into a liar.)
So now my night are more open for my writing. I am very excited. . . I have totes full of notebooks that need to be on my computer. It the past two days I have read 23 pages, and written over 1600 words.
The main distraction is the Internet (blogs, twitter, e-mail, and facebook). I think I am going to limit my Internet time to no more than 90 minutes a day. I know this is going to be a challenge. I guess I need to be like Barney (from How I Met Your Mother) Suit Up and say “Challenge Accepted!”
I lose myself. . . Like in the Matrix. . . instead of 1’s and 0’s I am sucked into one word and then many quickly turning into pictures in my head. Then memories of the illusory characters telling my muses their stories. Then my muses making those stories into like movies that replay and haunt the brain, even in my sleep. I am suck in the literature Matrix. (Sorry, the Matrix is on TV. I am a Keanu Reeves fan.)
I lose myself when I write my vampire novels. I love the feeling of getting stuck in their world. Last night was the first night since I have moved back in with family (on my father’s side) that I was able to get sucked back into my vampire novels. My muses are doing flips, my characters are talking a mile a minute. I feel like me. . . . the writer, again. I needed this.
HOWEVER, I lost track of time, and it was 2 am by the time I got myself to stop. Of course my cranky dad, snapped “2AM, really?” By the way, 2am in my average time to go to bed, and even then I do not always fall asleep. I usually try to keep my caffeine at a low level after 8 pm, sometimes 6 pm. (I’ve been dealing with depression so it doesn’t matter if I go to bed at 10pm or 6am I will still sleep until 11am or noon. Actually getting sucked into my vampire world, helps me deal with issues, but it’s been hard when there is always so much to do. I’ve also cut out several distractions. These are all other blogs.)
The other problem when I get suck in is that lose sense of what needs to be done, and I forgot to finish cleaning the kitchen last night. Needless to say, my sick stepmom was not happy doing my dishes this morning. I feel bad about that. . . which is why I’m yet torn over feeling good about the 1000 words I added to my vampire story yesterday.
Everything is about time management. I can write a blog for 20 minutes and to chores and go right back to the blog, but it’s harder to do when you have a specific voice in a fictional work. I mean I read 23 pages even before I got back into writing last night. I know that in order to make this work, I will have to make sure all of my chores/errands are done first. I guess I will finish most the scene tonight. (I’m actually excited. Yay.)
I posted two previous blogs giving myself goals. . . I am giving myself a progress report.
I really do not know how many hours I have written. I do know that some days I wrote more and other days I am picking at my writing. Honestly, if I have to guess at my hours of writing this month it would between 25 to 33 hours of writing. 63% to 83%
(I didn’t have a single project I was working on. I know I rebelled. If you count all of my chats, e-mails, lists, diary entries, blogs, fictional pieces. . . I have written over 60,000 words this month, which is good. I rocked my word count goal of 45,000.)
So minus some emotion issues and many distraction. . . (dumb cold/sinuses, I am talking to you.) I have done really well.