Diary of a Writer

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Always Grateful…

I had a pretty good writing day yesterday and even more so today.  This may not come as a shocker anymore (since it’s happened a bagillion times by now) but I’m adding 2 more chapters:  “Get Well” and “Girlfriend”.  I added “Get Well” because one of my chapters was just getting too long, so I wanted to split it up a bit and it just happened to work out that way.  I added “Girlfriend” for basically the same reason, to split up a chapter, and just add more details and character development.  Should be fun 😉

Although I keep adding things to my story and am not close to being done with the first draft yet, I am grateful for the inspiration that I’ve been getting the past couple of days.  It’s great to have my brain be all creative again and listening to the promptings that I get.  I truly feel that Heaven is inspiring me to add these things.  So that’s always something to be grateful for.

This entry will be a little bit short, just because that’s all I have to say for today.  Here’s to progress!!

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P.S. Jimmy Fallon is one of my favorites!  *Fist Pump for days!*

Getting Back Into The Flow…

After thinking my Writer’s block ended a week ago, I ended up staring at Daryl Dixon thinking “What are words?” for the past week again…so, it’s been two weeks since I had a quality writing session for The Fall of the Sun.  It was rather depressing.  I was stuck on a chapter that I didn’t quite know how to word.  So last night, while in the shower, I had a brief moment of inspiration to get things flowing again.  I wrote down the thought and let it stew overnight.

I wrote down and finished the relatively short chapter today and am about to finish another.  *fist pump*  Hopefully, I can get the last few chapters started tonight as well.  Feeling hopeful.

So, my husband’s and my first year anniversary is this weekend!  YAY!  As an early present for me, my husband got me a blue-tooth keyboard to attach to my iPad Air 2!  Her name is Skye, as in Daisy Johnson, from Agents of Shield naturally.  She’s one of my favorite Agents of Shield characters besides like all of them, so of course, I named my iPad Skye!

With Skye’s help while Daryl is charging, and Daryl’s help while Skye is charging, I’ve been able to pull this whole writing thing off relative success today!  Let’s hope that this can continue to move forward and get this story done!

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Today’s featured gif is, you guessed it, Skye from Agents of Shield. 🙂 She’s expressing my current mood of, “Okay. Yeah. This is happening!”  Team Daryl and Skye for the win!

YAY!!!!!!!!

So, with a week’s long hiatus, I finally sat down to start writing again.  I was nervous since the whole writer’s block thing kind of threw me off, but I am happy to say, that the block is hopefully behind me! YAY!!!

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I’ve added 5 more chapters like I wrote in my last blog entry, to add more fluidity between the “Mac” and “Ashley” chapters.  I’m in the middle of the first “Mac” chapter that I added titled, “Lean On”, yes, that one “Lean On (feat. MØ and DJ Snake)” by Major Lazer.

It’s a bit of a “throw back” chapter where Mac is telling his guardian, Erica Zeck, about the night that his parents died and his sister disappeared.  I’m totally high fiving myself (haha! In reference to the Walking Dead gif that I included today) for saving some old drafts that I wrote of that night and am adapting the draft to fit into the chapter!  This is what motivated me to write again after a week, and I’m happy about that!  So far so good!

My laptop missed me! 😀 Here’s to finishing up this book!!!

Come on Daryl Dixon! (remember that is the name of my laptop) LETS DO THIS!!

THE Worst Time to have Writer’s Block…

So, I have roughly 2 chapters left to right in The Fall of the Sun, right?  But I am not knowing where to start…I have the chapters basically outlined, but I can’t seem to find the right words to use to write these last chapters.  This is incredibly frustrating when I’m SO close to being done with the first draft of the entire book!! UGH!!!

I literally turn on Daryl Dixon (my laptop) and stare at the blank screen for writing and am like……………………………………….

*Cricket cricket*

GAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the worst!

I rewrote an even more detailed outline for the chapters so that I can follow that and hope that the discovery writing comes as I write like it usually does.

Wish me luck?

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Featured pic (gif) is exactly what my laptop keeps asking me when I stare at it with frustrated, squinty eyes, flared nostrils that exhale growling noises, and crazy hair.

I Just Toured California!

Google Maps is a pretty cool thing 🙂 In the chapter This Is Gospel that I’m adding towards the beginning of The Fall of the Sun, I’m having Mac jog a good length of Culver City, CA.  It’s fun to write as I’m cybernetically viewing it myself.  I’m able to describe the trip a little bit better and easier since I don’t think I’ve actually been to Culver City, CA myself.

Technology is a crazy thing, isn’t it? Who would’ve thought that I could take a trip to California from my laptop without leaving my comfy LoveSac in my apartment or spending any money?  It’s certainly neat to take a journey with one of the characters.

Also, I have a silly parody FanFiction that actually has a high fan base I posted on the website FanFiction.com.  It’s a Supernatural and Twilight crossover that’s full of silly nonsense that I get a kick out of.  It’s in no way disrespectful, but just a way to point out silliness from Dean Winchester eating all the Burgers and Pies to Sam Winchester’s healthy eating habits, Castiel’s slang talk confusion and planting that in the world of Twilight as they “hunt a pack of vampires in Folks, Washington.” ;P I think I’m funny haha!

I was going somewhere mentioning that…oh! Right! I described a VERY yummy bacon cheeseburger at the beginning of the FanFic parody and want to use it in The Fall of the Sun for kicks and giggles 🙂 it’s a description that I’m actually quite proud of! I’ve had fans of the parody tell me how hungry I made them which was totally the goal! So, I will make everyone reading The Fall of the Sun want a juicy bacon cheeseburger gosh dangit! Haha! 😉 Is it considered plagiarism if it’s my own writing I’m borrowing from? 😛 Semi-joking question haha

Writing is definitely something that I LOVE doing 🙂

Featured pic is a silly one of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, the actors who play Dean and Sam Winchester in the TV show Supernatural respectively 🙂

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It happened AGAIN!

Well, I ended up adding yet another chapter to The Fall of the Sun.  It’s like I don’t want to finish this, do I?  Hahaha!  It came into my head I was listening to “This Is Gospel” by Panic! At the Disco, so I aptly named the new “Chapter 06” This Is Gospel.  This will help the flow of the book a little bit better and break up the earlier “Ashley” chapters with another “Mac” chapter.

So I technically still have 2.5 chapters plus the Epilogue to finish.  I’m half way done with one chapter already, so that’s always good news.  The story is still somewhat following what I had planned since I spent time on a rather detailed outline for the book, but I’m amazed at how alive these characters are becoming!  I picture myself as an anonymous spectator just observing what’s going on 🙂 It’s different than watching a movie because I feel like I’m actually there in my mind, especially if the story ends up stalking me in my dreams haha!

It’s only 9:30 right now.  I finished my homework and turned it in online!  So now I’m ready to sit down and delve into my story once again 🙂

Thanks Brendon Urie for inspiring another chapter of my story with your music! ❤

Featured Pic is of said musician, Brendon Urie, of the band Panic! At the Disco from the music video “This Is Gospel”.  How fitting 😉 “If you love me, let me GGGOOOOOOO-OOOHH-OOH!”

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Moderation in all things…

So, I finished a chapter tonight 🙂 I have planned 2 more plus the epilogue to finish The Fall of the Sun.  I decided that my unrealistic goal to get it all written yesterday was hurting me rather than helping me.  I passed out in bed around 9:30 and didn’t get up till around 11 this morning.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when I stayed up until 5:30 the night before.

My husband and I just got back from working out around an hour ago, and now I’m quickly fading.  I’d best be getting ready for bed.  I don’t want this tension headache that I have lingering in the back of my head to turn full blown migraine.

know I’ll get the first draft of the entire story done this week though, and I’m satisfied with that 🙂  I’m only human and have limitations.  Moderation has to come in all things.  I can’t expect to be super woman and stay up, straining my eyes and brain looking at a monitor and writing a story!  That’s not healthy for me…nope!  So, I’m going to call it a night, get some sleep, and pick up where I left off tomorrow 🙂

Featured artwork is something I painted a while ago and is referring to the budding love that I introduced to the story and the confession of love between two of the main characters as well 🙂 Yay for love!  Get it?  Cause it’s spaghetti?  Lady and the Tramp anyone? ❤ ❤ ❤

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