Writing

So why do they call it creative writing if it stifles your creativity? Better yet why is there a right and wrong way to critique something? For this week I got an 83 and an example of how to critique. Yeah I can so tell that I’m not going to do well this semester.

I’ve gone back to work and I hate it. I had just gotten used to the possibility of just living off my student loan but then the girl that took my job just had to quit and BAM they decided that I was suddenly needed again. Yeah I’m one cranky girl in the mornings again.

Here’s hoping that I do a better job of remembering to update this. I swear sometimes that if my head wasn’t attached to my shoulders that I’d be in trouble. Since I managed to get most of my work for this week done I guess I can now relax and perhaps attempt to do some writing that is actually creative for once.

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Creativity

Where di it go lol? I think my ‘creative writing’ class may have scared it into hiding. Maybe I should just grab a notebook and a pen and allow my thoughts to wander. Sometimes that seems to work. Perhaps it’ll help keep my mind off the storms we have coming.

I’m so bad at remembering to update. I need to organize my time better but this week is going to be a bit hard to. Started back to work and I hate it as much as I always did. Good thing (or is it a bad thing in this case?) that I’m taking online classes this semester.

Time to head off and attempt to do something creative. Hope each and every one of you is doing well and having a wonderful week so far!

Easy Access Means More Posts

Ok so I decided to check the apps for my iPad and discovered that they had a WordPress one! I hadn’t expected them to so this was a pleasant surprise. So maybe I’ll remember to post more. Heaven knows that I don’t get much done on the computer.

Got all parts finished for Storytime Tryst. Not my best work in my opinion but it is what it is. Kinda sad I won’t be able to do one for October. Unfortunately my creativity as disappeared and I’ve been unable to locate it yet. I knew I should have put a tag on it.

Trying to figure out what to work on next. Currently blocked on the second book in my Pack series and anything new is still turning in my mind. That’s what I hate about trying to do too much at one time. It never turns out well for me. Ah well maybe something will come. For now it’s off to scared my creativity into hiding even more with some ‘creative writing’ for class.

The Next Big Thing

THE NEXT BIG THING

This is the stuff you hope for…  Ten questions to tell the world about what you’re working on, how you see it, and why.  Another great author tagged me on this and to participate I have 10 questions to answer, then tag five more great authors to talk about their work in progress!  I will be updating this blog as more wonderful writers come to my attention!

What is the working title of your book?  At the moment I’m currently between projects. The one I have been working on is tentatively titled Secrets of the Pack. It’s the next in the series that began with ‘Let Sleeping Wolves Lie.’

What genre does your book fall under?  Most likely under paranormal romance.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?  Hmm I have absolutely no idea. I rarely invest in many movies so I’m sadly out of date on actors and actresses outside of a few that make the news for certain exploits.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?  Love can occur in the most unexpected places or situations.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?  I’d love for it to be represented but the first book to this series was done by a publishing company that hasn’t really met my standards and my second unrelated book was self-published. Most likely I will be doing the self-published route again.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?  Not as long as I thought it would. I managed to get a working idea together before my back surgery and spent the three months as I recovered working on it every day.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?  I would like to see it along the lines of Keri Author’s wonderful Riley Jensen series, though I know mine fall flat. I look to hers as inspiration for my works.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?  My family has been a big help. All it takes sometimes is reading something somewhere or hearing something and an idea is sprung from it. My latest book was simply spun from my visit to a castle in the state I live in and I just ended up tweaking the environment from there.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?  It’s a romance yet in some places contains some comedy. There is enough suspense, drama and romance to keep anyone that enjoys these kinds of books interested I think.

A fantastic author to check out!

http://www.beneciaponder.com/blog

Wacky Weather and Writing

So, we’re supposed to get some thunderstorms tonight. Oh joy. I can’t tell you how much I hate storms. I don’t care if they’re severe or not I simply cannot stand them. I see an anxiety pill being needed later.

Since we have that oh so wonderful forcast I guess I should get my homework and my writing done while it’s still decent. I really do need to try and work on either the second or third book of the Pack series, which Let Sleeping Wolves Lie is the first book. My trouble is pinning the ideas down I have. I’ve rewritten the second book twice now and always get stalled on one particular chapter. Guess I need to scrap it again and try again. Maybe it will come together like I want it to on the third try.

Got ideas for the third and the fourth but don’t want to start them just yet. Would probably be a good idea to jot the notes down for later when I do actually start those books. Since when do I do anything smart like that though lol?

Ah well off to do schoolwork and write!

Creative Writing

Why does a class with that title seem to suck all the creativity out of you? Don’t get me wrong I need this class in order to advance my writing skills and work towards my degree but I hate feeling like my writing is forced. I have to force myself to take small breaks to work on other things just to make sure I stay creative lol.

Looking for new people to discover and add to my blog. I’m a pretty shy person so actually talking to new people, whether on the computer or not, is hard for me. Once I get past that initial shyness I’m ok, it’s just getting myself out there and opening up that stalls me. It’s something I know I need to work out. Hopefully this weekend I can discover a few new writers to help promote.

I do have ideas for another few books, as well as locked up ideas for the series that follows Let Sleeping Wolves Lie, it’s just a matter of pinning them down. So much to write, so little time to do it in.