Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nine Down, and Nine Ten to Go! :)

So, my sweet Schro picked the boys up at the sitter's today and freed me up to stay at work and finish up chapter 9. I'm so excited that I can see things truly falling into place. I'm also grateful to my wonderful sister-in-law MJ who helped me out with her Criminal Justice knowledge on a particular part in the story. You rock, MJ!!!

With only about 10 chapters to go, I can definitely start getting ready for the conference in January. I just want this baby done, and at least the 1st 3 chapters edited before then. I have a good feeling about this!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Speed Bump? Hah! It was a Speed Crater!

Glad to say that another chapter has been conquered by my laptop! The difficult transition was alot harder than I thought it would be, but I battled through it. I also decided to try another publisher for my first novel, At Last. We'll see how that turns out. :)

I miss the luxury of the summer: waking up late, staying up even later, writing until 3am...those were the days.

I think I'm still on track to have the novel finished by the end of October. NOT edited and perfected, but .


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Has Anyone Seen Robert Frost?

Have you noticed how difficult it is to move in one direction for so long; do all the preparation for something to happen, and then out of the blue you get knocked to the ground? Not really knocked to the ground, but you know what I mean. I've done hours of research for this one, tiny element in my book, a discovery if you will, that is needed to connect the main characters with the past, and reading the section out loud and explaining it to my husband, made me see how trite it was. I didn't intend for it to be trite; in my mind it was brilliant, original, and the first of its kind. BUT, low and behold, in hindsight, it's not. :(

SO, I'm formulating a new plan of transition and action for the plot to develop down a new road...the road less traveled by, and hopefully, that will make all the difference. :)

Goodnight, friends!

~Anngela :)

Colds and Kryptonite

I've been battling this cold for the last 4 days now, and it's really impeded how late I can stay up and write. Normally, I jump on the laptop after the boys have gone to bed and write until maybe midnight or 2am. But, not this week. No sooner than my boy's heads hit the pillow do my own eyes begin to droop. Why is mother nature toying with me? I've had 4 nights in a row where my monkeys have slept solidly...no possible interruptions, but then BAM! I'm out like the proverbial light. :(

On a different note, the local paper is running an article about me today and my little hobby of writing. Hopefully it will help me with my endeavors and not be like the Cover of a Sport's Illustrated that often times is a curse to the one in the photo. But, I can't make a basket or a hole in one, so I think I'm safe. :)

Happy Day,

~Anngela :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Writer's Block, Beware!

So, I sat at the computer last night, without ANY little monkeys crawling all over me, and I stared blankly at the screen for almost an hour! What was that all about? I'd been on a roll for so long, that the speed bump through me for a loop. (Lots of cliches in there, huh?)

But inspiration finally pushed through today as I was driving to Target (a magical place in itself). So, by tomorrow, another chapter should be complete, and I'll be one step closer to eventual publication. :) Wish me lots of sleep for my babies and no power outages tonight! :)