Writing Update 22 April 2015 – Idea Whirlwind
This would more accurately be titled a website design update than a writing update. That should pretty much tell you what the last week was devoted to!
Not that I’m complaining as I love how the new website turned out. Though I didn’t get here without a lot of problems, frustration, and nearly giving up on several occasions in the first two days. I have no good reason why I didn’t scrap the idea other than I am incredibly stubborn and unsolved problems/challenges gnaw at my subconscious, so that I can’t do anything else but pick away at them (my math teachers loved me!).
I won’t say that there was no writing accomplished. Actually, I took my own advice from my post about keeping a writing schedule, and let the plot stew a bit for Spark of Defiance. Which really helped! I have a solid direction for the the second half of the book, which will help writing speed and motivation. Because I barely have a page written in a week… when I used to write over four chapters during that amount of time!
And as often happens with me when I’m busy to the max and being creative – other great ideas pop into being. Argh? Halfway through a rebuilt website, I was suddenly juggling ideas for new blog posts (even though the blog page hadn’t been redone yet), creating book memes for Pinterest, and even a new story idea!?! How the human brain does not self destruct is beyond my ability to fathom… or I just can’t fit understanding in with all the other thoughts sparking. lol.
I still feel too scattered with too many projects started and ideas that need to be captured like someone dropped me in a field of butterflies with the net the size of a thimble – and I need to capture them all before they escape! A new pattern of writing/creating/marketing hasn’t developed yet, and I find myself missing February and March when my focus was simply on writing the final chapters to the Fight for Peace while playing with Spark of Defiance. Now with releases being planned, re-releases coming in three short weeks, marketing tasks, and still some pages to develop here – well I haven’t managed to sort out what needs to happen today. Check back next week. I’ll either have this all under control or will be locked away somewhere giggling while staring at a blank corner… maybe I’ll just run away to a beach and drink a beer. Yeah, I like that one…
– feeling like a whirlwind