I am thinking the winter months just drain me, I think that is part of it too. Cold weather just isn't my cup of tea, or my cup of coffee. These mood swings also puts a damper on my writing too. It stops the creative juices from flowing and keeps Ella Rose hanging in the wings. However, when all this is happening, I like to say Ella Rose is on vacation when I am not in my writing mode; however, she needs to stop taking these unplanned trips. But, guess what, my writing inspiration resurfaced two days ago...yeah! Oh yes, I've been at it. When it strikes, I get carried away with this keyboard and my characters. When I am in my writing frame of mind, everything else gets put on hold. I only break to go to the bathroom, fix a drink or two, three or four and I somehow manage to throw in a meal or two. That's how serious it gets. The house is neglected....ahh, did I say that? So don't come around when I have my writing cap on, not unless you want to see a writer at work and a messy house.
It was almost 2 am when I shut this computer off this morning. I did not realize how late it was until my hubby said I must have had a nap earlier in the day. And to think I wasn't even sleepy when I stopped writing. I could have stayed up until at least 4 because I was on a roll with chapter 4. However, after looking over what I had written for hours this morning, I've decided that chapter 4 isn't quite right. I decided that somewhere along line, the story flow is a bit boring and perhaps the chapter a tad bit too long. It was dragging, giving the ho-hum effect. So guess what I have to do now, go back and tweak it, add a little oomph in there so that the reader will not become bored and put the book down because of what the chapter is lacking. Oh yes, I am following my synopsis....a little bit.
I even got up this morning thinking that maybe one of my main characters, the antagonist may need to be sharpened up too. I tell you, I have my work cut out for me and I am enjoying it. So, guess what I will be doing today......working on chapter 4, this may take a day or two as I get it write, I mean right. Yeah, gotta check that spelling and grammar too. What can I say? After all, this is just a draft. It's not the final piece that will make it "Book Ready," and besides, Rome wasn't built in a day either.
I just love being a writer/author because it keeps you busy, especially when the inspiration is flowing and the characters are dancing around in your head again. It makes a writer feel accomplished when something is written....even when it is all wrong and you have to do it all over again.....it gives you a challenge, telling you to work it out, even if you have to take a character or two and go in another direction. Oh I just love it, plotting and planning!
When I woke up this morning, I was also telling myself that I really need to update my website blog, It is turning out that Wednesday is good, because my blog is written and updated. I had success with my writing for today, even if I haven't started work on that chapter 4 edit and revision, but I will get there.
See you soon and I hope you enjoyed this little blog read.