So, how is my writing going today?
Well, writing is like cross stitch. Cross stitch, for those of you not much into needle crafts, is where you use a pattern of x’s to make a picture on cloth, using colored thread. So writing is like that, where you use all these words to create a picture, x by x. Sometimes, when you’re going along, you’ll skip something in the pattern, something that may not be all that important by itself, but in the larger scheme of things, is absolutely pivotal. Perhaps it’s a fold of dress, or the way a shadow falls on a rock. But even if you try and skip it and go on, everything looks funny, and you sigh and start undoing everything you’ve done to get back to that point. Pulling out stitches, deleting the whole back quarter of your book. Because if you don’t just give up and get rid of everything you’ve done since you messed up, nothing will ever read – or look right to you, and it’s hardly ever worth all the work you’d go to covering up your mistake, other wise.
And this is what I’m doing today. God, I hope it starts working better. I am so much better at beginnings and middles than ends. I want this book to be the lovliest thing on skates. So to speak.
I’ve also plotted out several elements of my next book, while I was doing the laundry. I quite like doing the laundry….there’s a lot of thinking time built in, a lot of just waiting around for the cycle to end, so you might as well day dream about the book. Now, I was totally planning to day dream out a spectacular ending to Blue Moon, but I ended up thinking about a werewolf romance thing instead. Ah well.
Aha. Only a 10 days have passed since I’ve last updated. I’m getting better.