So much has been happening lately that blogging has slipped by the wayside. My apologies to my readers, or reader as I should say (Hi Mom!).
We took a road trip to visit Grannie and Pa and had a marvelous time. I’ll update with some pictures as soon as I have the time to upload all of them to the site. It takes some time due to my large file size, and patience has never been my strong suit.
As many of you may know, I’m a writer. I completed my first manuscript over ten years ago now and let who-knows-what distract me from continuing on with writing more. So, I took a break and now I’m back at it. I’ve been working diligently since the beginning of the year, and I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been a struggle. With my last manuscript and the two others I started right after I finished that one, writing was so easy for me. Sitting down to write ten pages? No problem! I was doing that daily and in some cases under an hour. The words were just there and poured out of me.
But as with any habit, just like working out for instance, when you neglect it, your muscles start to atrophy. My writing muscle is now incredibly weak. Writing this blog uses a completely different writing muscle, so it doesn’t count in my opinion. My fiction writing muscle? It’s now a shriveled up weak little thing that can barely move. Forcing it to work again has been a struggle for the both of us.
But I’ve caught the wind now.
I knew that sooner or later it would hit, and approaching page seventy, it finally has. The story is there just within my grasp, the words flowing easily, the characters finally becoming vivid and alive.
And the story? Finally flying onto the pages.
Let’s hope the momentum continues!