Right. Now. Is. The. Best.
I’m in full-blown creative mode.
I’ve never had a story come out of me so easily or had one that feels more “right.” You know when that excitement draws you to the page, and you grin like a goof staring at the computer screen because you know all the pieces fit? And you feel this crazy energy itching underneath your skin that makes you jumpy day and night because you know this story is for you?
I didn’t have this with my last book. I’ve mentioned this before, but I wrote Westridge because it was the story that needed to be written. *So* I could write this new one, I believe.
I’ve been immersing myself in plot books, and feel like I’m finally getting a grasp of being on top of the structure of the story, where before that was a big weakness for me. I didn’t realize how much I was pantsing it. It’s nice to finally find a flow, to not only have a grasp of my favorite side of writing, which is words… but to solidify the base, and pacing of it all so the words can shine.
It’s been since my first book where I’ve been wholly and totally obsessed with getting the words on paper. I think I’ve trained myself to write in short bursts, flipping in and out my story like a switch---necessary with four kids in the summertime, where they’re needing constant attention. But now it’s been SO HARD to tear myself away long enough to write this blog post.
I’m immersed. And it’s such a great place.
The point of this scattered post? (Because really, I didn’t execute it well at all, ironic enough) Is that I do feel my first two books exist *so* I can write this book. I love those moments in life when you can look back, and know why you went through things. You can see the pieces and how they fit together.
I think writing is a long, intricate, fascinating process. Do you feel “destined” to write certain stories? Where you know everything has lined up in your life just so you can create the tale that needs to be told? Or do you think everything is a conscious choice? Where there are no coincidences?
I know, deep questions. If it’s too much, you can just tell me how your WIP is doing. Hope all you June NaNo’s are doing well!
Red. Head. Out. :D