Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Help! I'm Trapped in My Novel and I Can't Get Out!

So... I was perusing the ol' interweb for the first time in, oh I don't know... A MONTH, and I noticed that my blog has accumulated quite a lot of dust and cobwebs in my absence.  Can it really be that I haven't posted anything for almost 4 weeks?!  I kind of feel like I have this new exciting and adventurous relationship with a vampire (my novel).  He's super mysterious and complicated and seems to suck every bit of my time, energy, and charisma and all he gives me in return is a negative self-image and withdrawals when he's not around.  By the way, just want to clarify my novel is not about vampires, nor are there any references to vampires; pretty sure that wagon is a tad full if you know what I mean...

Anyways, I suppose I just wanted to share that I am, in fact, alive and well; just pouring my soul into this life-sucking manuscript.  Being the perfectionist that I am, I have already rewritten the beginning twice and several chapters in the middle before the end has even been written, so it's a slow, slow process.  I am in a good place, though, and I think the fact that I am so absorbed in it is a testament to that.  The story is really just flowing out of me and my characters are beginning to speak for themselves.  I don't feel like I have to force it as much anymore, which feels wonderful.  I might just finish this thing by the end of the year after all!

I can't finish a post without offering something useful to the world, so I thought of some more music to share.  The album is "Divenire" by Ludovico Einaudi.  This album has been absolutely instrumental (no pun intended) to my book and my writing process in general, in particular the song "Primavera."  If you like  to listen to music while you write but are concerned that words will distract you, listen to this album.  It's just awesome.

That is all.  Happy writing folks!