Sunday, October 18, 2015

Music and Writing

Have you ever spent hours listening to music simply to free your spirit and get your creativity flowing?

I could do this all day.

Listening to emotional, heart-breaking, inspiring, powerful songs sets my heart soaring and my imagination running. It's a beautiful feeling.

Today I'm writing in The Gullible Adventures, my new book of short stories that was born out of a writing contest. These stories amuse me greatly. I'm not sure the emotional music is really setting the right mood for this work...but I'm having fun! :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Writing Contest

You're not going to believe this, but I'm writing something new! I'm always writing something new. That's no longer news, is it?

Here's the thing though, this story is different. It's for a very specific reason. It's not a dream that I've turned to a book, or a story that plays like a movie in my head that I've turned into a book....or any number of other things that usually happens.

I came across a writing contest the other day and thought, "I should totally enter that!" I was hesitant however, for various reasons. In the end, I decided to do it. But there's a page limit for fiction and non-fiction entries. 25 pages. Obviously, none of my novels qualify. I'm not sure an excerpt is acceptable either. I have two children's books, but they are super duper short. So...I started writing a "short story" for this contest. That's the new work that I am writing now. Being me, I've gotten so into it that it has become a series. But I'm only sending the first one in for the contest.

It's called Lesson Learned--The Gullible Adventures #1

I'll be sure to let you know if anything comes of this contest. :)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Accidental Amnesia

Today I started a new project....although it's not exactly new.

Let me explain. I have had an idea for a book floating around inside my head since I was around 13 years old. Unlike most stories in my head, I haven't thought up all the characters already or watched the story play out like a movie in my imagination. It has simply been an idea, a very vague idea, floating around for a long time.

Well today I started to put that idea into words.

The book is called Accidental Amnesia, and I'm hoping it will be an amusing read. :) Normally, when I write a book, I don't have a clue what it is called until I'm halfway done with the story. With this book, I don't have a clue what the story is, but I've known what the book was called for a good seven years now. Hopefully the idea in my head will actually pan out into something great, and not be a flop.

On the subjects of books, I'm also beginning to re-read and edit people need to be very excited about this one, because I am!! :)