It’s me once again, and finally right. It’s been crazy lately. Today I’m going to share a little news and talk about other things as well. Bare with me I have so much going on in my tinny head I’m not sure what to do with it all.
The news – a few weeks back I got an email from an editor who saw a pitch I had posted to a different editor. (I know this is a crazy road) She really liked the line “a house’s thirst for blood” it reminded her of a book she loved by Stephen King called Rose Red she and I have been talking back and fourth. No contract but I’m hopeful. I hope she likes it enough to give me some feedback. I’d love to know if she likes the style, characters, plot, etc. My fingers are crossed that I’ll hear something soon.
As I said earlier I have so much going on in my head I haven’t been able to write. Every time I want to put something to paper it flies away – which is aggravating. So I’m trying to put ideas or edits down as fast as I can. I’ve been dreaming too lately but the dreams aren’t fitting into stories at the moment which may have something to do with the clutter in my head. I feel like Alexis in Legacy she has way too much to think about. Three of the things going on in my head are 1. the anniversary of my father’s death which occurred last year, 2. Flyboy and my anniversary of eight years (which is the same day my father passed on) 3. Flyboy leaving for four months.
Flyboy doing on “vacation” for four months is a good and bad thing, it’s good because I should get a lot of writing done, but I’m be worried about him too so it’s a double edge sword. As far as the other issues are concerned I just have to get through next weekend.
On another note I finished listening to all Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville series and I’m ready for the next book. I’ve taken a break from the list I was listening to Chloe Neil and Deborah Harkness to listen to Abraham Lincoln Vamper Hunter. When I finish the book I’ll write a review.
I have gathered some info for the other blogs so I’ll start working on those shortly.
Have a wickedly awesome Memorial Day weekend.
I know I haven’t been blogging for a few days. I’ve been working on gathering information for the new blogs and editing. I’ve also had ideas come to be in my dreams for stories. I life is just getting away from me and you’d think with school ending I’d have more time, and maybe that’s my issue. I have too much time on my hands that I can’t get anything done. That and I’ve been trying to listen to my favorite series that have new releases this summer. I’m starting the last Kitty Norville book tonight, Carrie Vaughn‘s new one comes out at the end of July. Next I’ll re-listen to Discovery of Witches since the next one comes out at the beginning of July. Than I have to listen to all of Chloe Neil’s Chicagoland Vampires books with the new book being released in August. I also have a couple new books I want to listen too. The books help me get the creative juices flowing but they also make it difficult to write since I don’t want to stop listening.
I’m working on gathering pictures and info for Wicked Relaxation and Life in Military Flight. It’s a pain it the butt but I hope to have some things posted in the next few days so be on the look out.
How do you write? Do you plot? Do you sit down a write? These are a few questions writers get asked all the time. You may ask “Teresa” where do you fall? It’s a good question considering how I write. I’d say I’m a Pantser, because I don’t plot out my stories. I have two that are kind of in outline form, but that’s not the norm. The non-fiction, now blog, was broken ing to sections so I could have questions to start off chapters and to help our friends that are willing to add to the story. But I’m sure you can see how that is different than my normal writing since traditionally a non- fiction needs direction. One of the Boys is also in outline form, sort of, since I needed a screenplay for my MFA. However when I originally started writing it I didn’t have it plotted – or did I.
This I guess is the question, since many of my stories come alive before they go to paper (I dream them up – literally) am I a true Pantser or a plotter? If a story sticks with me when I wake I write it down whether or not I have the whole story arc. This is truly my rough draft or at least the first of many. I have notecards but I don’t use them to plot. I have character info on them so I can refer back to information that I may need in later chapters or books to smooth him/her out. Is this plotting or good record keeping?
I was reading up on Pantsers today and it felt like that’s more my kind out writing, I let the story go where it needs to go, all the twist and turns that it may take through the different rough drafts. Plus I get off track, create side stories, do research in the middle of edits, and have moments where nothing wants to happen. During those times it’s like my characters and the story itself want to be on vacation. And not always at the best of times, which sucks. Then there are times when all I want to do is put words to paper, again not always at the best of times. Being a Pantser writer is a crazy, nerve raking way to work, live… Everything, because you never know when the muse will be with you. Some days I really want to bang my head against a wall, and the only thing that stops me (besides Flyboy) is the knowledge that if I did it I’d give myself a migraine and that ladies & gents is a pain I try to avoid.
So what are you a plotter or Pantser? How do you deal with you muse?
I guess you could say this is another reason I called the blog wicked cool flight, I never know where my muse will take me.
Working on gathering information today. Getting ideas on what I should and should not add to One of the Boy’s. Gathering pictures, menus, directions and other important info for Wicked Relaxation. Plus I need to make sure all the places Flyboy and I loved are still in and around the areas we’ve lived.
On another note my main computer is having issues and it’s driving me nutssss. The screen keeps jumping, well the documents and website pages. I couldn’t even finish this post, so now I’m on my ipad. I changed the batteries on both the keyboard and mouse, since both are wireless, and I still can’t figure out what’s going on.
But I’m off to work on Wicked Relaxation and edits, so enjoy the rest of your night.
It’s been a long day an now that I’m able to set and relax, do a little writing, its overcast and rainy. The rain hasn’t started yet but its going to hit, I can smell it in the air. Today I had plans but as one of the teachers I was subbing with said early we have to adapted and overcome. That’s what I’m going to try and do. Cross your figures for me.
Normally I know when I’m going to be subbing, but today I got called in right when school would start 6:55. Needless to say I hadn’t gotten out of bed yet so I had a quick shower, put the dogs in their house and walked out the door. No breakfast and two power bars in hand for lunch. It’s really know wonder why by 2:15 I started having a headache. I’m now home have food and ready (I think ) too work. Wish me luck.