Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Absent Minded Blogger

I know, I know, I let another laps happen.

So instead of blogging about something writer-ish I’ll just blog about my writing, because I’m kind of excited about it.

In October I started writing my Ghost Story, which I finished at the end of November. I was really excited about this story. It was the first one I’d written like it and it was way more fun than I even anticipated. I love these characters and kind of fell in love with writing ghosts.

However… I was almost done with my ghosts when I began dreaming about a certain story that takes place in modern day Scotland. It’s one that had been brewing in the back of my mind over the past year and suddenly it sank its teeth in and wouldn’t let go. I did make it wait until I had gotten The End on my ghosts before I started to ‘jot down some ideas’ one day. Well, that day was 13 days ago and I’m nearing the end of the story now. Yeah, wow, that was a rush! I’ve never typed so fast or so consistently. The story is fast paced and it felt like the typing was matching it. Now all I need is to finish it by Saturday and it will have gone from idea to The End in 15 days. I want to try because I can’t even believe I did it myself.

In the meantime, I finally managed to break away from Scotland long enough to do first edits with my ghosts, so now they’re ready for my readers. I sent it out to two of them today!

Now, I must shoot for that 15 day goal, just so I can say I’ve done it. Of course tonight my mind is a bit mushy and this post is the most it has mustered.

At least you all know where I’ve been and why I’ve been blog-quiet.

I love both of my latest works and am hoping for some good, clear feedback that will point to one of them as my next potential for agent fishing. A couple good rounds of editing and I think either of them could be contenders. Of course, they are my babies, so I could be a slight bit prejudice, but I have a really great feeling none the less.

So, I’m curious, what’s the fastest that one of your works has gone from idea to The End?

Did you try to make it happen, or did it surprise you like a lightning bolt of inspiration?

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