It has been a while since I have posted to my blog. I thought I’d give you an update and let you know where things are at and my beginnings in writing.
All of the boys are in school now. The twins are in their first year of kindergarten and it is odd having all of them out of the house all at once. I work full time and when I have the odd day off, I am not used to being home in an empty house. It actually feels uncomfortable. My house needs to have people in it and when it is empty I feel like I’m in the wrong house.
If you have been on my YouTube channel, you’ll notice that I haven’t been posting many videos lately. There are a couple of reasons for this. One of those reasons is work. It took a lot of time and energy from me and when I finally came home, it was difficult to sit in front of the camera and not look like I was about to fall asleep. Maybe there is a market somewhere for an audience that wants to watch sleeping people but it’s not for me.
The second reason is that I have been writing. Since I was a child, I have been writing. I would find papers and write short stories, I’d create newsletters, poems, scripts… I always had ideas and they would be written down. My parents eventually got me a laptop and I started writing my stories in there. I remember making several different folders in my computer (some of which would lead to dead ends) and I knew the correct folder combination to get to the file. Imagine my horror when I discovered that one simple had to open the Word program and click on Open Recent and ta da! I was terrified someone would read what I wrote incase it was terrible.
Fast forward a year ago when I started to really feel the itch to write again. I started working on one story and I was excited to have put down 20,000 words. But, I wasn’t making much progress and I wasn’t that in love with the characters. In the Fall of 2013, a new story came to me and I started to work away on that. Truly, it only developed into an outline. I like the idea, but the story hasn’t taken off quite yet. I have it stored away, but it I need to let it sit and revisit it later.
This Spring, this new story came to me. I started off taking it one direction and wrote a good number of words before I deleted the bulk of it, flipped characters around and wrote out the outline. It took off and before I knew it, I had 80,000 words with still more story to tell.
I just completed NaNoWriMo and I spent that month writing 50,000 words for the next part of that story. That means I have 130,000 words down with still more story to tell.
I have landed on a story that needs to be told and I am enjoying exploring it, getting to know my characters and letting them work through situations.
In the next while, you are most likely going to see more posts on this writing journey I’m on. Let’s see if I will be brave enough to let someone see what I’ve written.