Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I'm sitting here at my Aunt's house in New England listening to family laughing and visiting together. It makes me just apperciate the holidays and this time of year even more. I can smell the pumpkin pies baking in the oven, and soon the house will be packed with relatives and numerous dogs. I can't wait and feel very, VERY blessed.

This year I'm thankful for the following:

1. My awesome family who are there for me no matter what.
2. My great friends who always know how to make me laugh and smile.
3. My roommates who are NOT crazy, mean, and actually have lives.
4. My health and the health of all of those I love.
5. The fact that it is so close to Christmas and soon everyone will be reunited.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again

Well, I’m climbing back into the saddle both with this blog and my writing.
I have decided to start over with my blog, hoping to make it more about my adventures in college and my writing of course.

In September (I think) I finished my Revolutionary War story entitled The Tory’s Daughter. I have received lots of advice on it, and am in the process of getting it revised by beta readers and the good folks of Absolute Writer Water Cooler.

Now, I am starting to write my Civil War Story entitled Yankee Belle. However, I’m having some trouble.

When I wrote the opening scene of The Tory’s Daughter, everything flowed so naturally. I believe I wrote around 2,000 words in one sitting. It was perfect—well not perfect, but everything seemed to just come together so nicely.

Yet, I am having trouble with Yankee Belle. I only wrote up to 600 words when I first started out. I took a break, and then wrote an additional 300. I think it works well, but I am afraid I’m having trouble getting back into the writing game.

I woke up this morning hoping that maybe I was just a little rusty, but I have only managed to crank out 119 words. I know what I want to say and what happens next, I just don’t know how to say it.

Does anyone else have this problem?
I surely hope it isn't long term.