Writer Problems

I’m Frustrated

I’m in a venting mood today, which is odd as I have the day off. I should be in a great mood. Oh well, it happens I guess.

I’ve been at the library for about an hour and I’m struggling to find anything about becoming an editor. (Although I may have found some books that are related, I’m not quite sure yet). JR, your friend is going to get back to me soon, life just has been busy for him as I’m sure you know. So in the meantime, I have been trying to research on my own. To no avail. Even Wikipedia hasn’t been that helpful.

And then, earlier this morning my amazing husband gave me another idea. I should write a children’s book about my stuffed hippo and all of his adventures. (I have been posing him, doing things around the house. Yesterday he vacuumed. It’s kind of a long story so we’ll leave it at that). I thought writing a children’s book was a brilliant idea. Why didn’t I think of that? I haven’t found much about doing that either. Although, I haven’t asked Google yet.

Writer's Life

I Think I’ve Found My Calling 

Well at least my husband thinks I have. Since January I’ve been in full edit mode right. So I’ve been finding inconsistencies in other forms of story telling (except my own ironically). It may be getting to the point where I’m annoying him by pointing things out. 

He mentioned the orher day that he thinks I should be an editor. I have to agree with him on that. I like to think I’m good at it. It’s not that I don’t like writing, I love it. I crave creating new worlds and lives of characters. It’s my own way of distracting myself from unfortunate events that I have to deal with. I won’t bore yoiu weith the details of them. However, I think editing may be a way to help establish my own writing career. Or it could be my career and writing can continue to be a hobby. 

Now I just need to do don’t research in how to become one. Does anyone have any resources and or connections for where to start? I would greatly appreciate it.

Writing and Editing

I Started A New Project

​My husband and I were talking over dinner last week and he said the most epic line I’ve ever heard. I asked him if I could use if for the opening line in my next story. (I’m not sure the length yet, it’s still a baby idea). He said I could so I’ve spent the last week trying to figure out characters, plot, etc.

Well tonight I decided to start the writing process! I’ve only got four sentences so far but I’ll have you know, I don’t have a single adverb! (There’s still time though).

I’m still flushing some thoughts out but j just wanted to tell you all the exciting news. I’m not going to lie, it feels good to start a new project from scratch. The timing could be better as I’ve got about 17ish other projects going on right now in addition to working full time, but if I wait then I’ll probably forget. 

Writer Problems

Why Can’t You Just Cooperate?

​I’ve got one scene that decided to be the problem child. I switch POV for a paragraph at the end of a chapter and I’m trying to elaborate more on it but it’s not working. I’m not sure if it’s me just being too fussy about it and it’s really ok to just leave it, or if it does actually need to be changed. I’m still playing around with it but for whatever reason it doesn’t want to go.

I may have gotten to the point in this novel where I’m just making changes for the sake of making changes, and the changes I make are irrelevant. Have any of you gotten to that point? What did you do when you came to that realization? 

I’ve decided that this is For Real the absolute last time I’m reading/editing this novel until an agent says otherwise. (I haven’t decided if I’m going to deal with my adverb problem or not just yet. I probably should but that’s just enabling another opportunity to make major changes. Maybe I’ll just single out the adverbs in a separate document). 

Thanks for listening to me vent my frustration out on you guys.

Uncategorized

Dreaming

I was dreaming today. Whatever helps me get through the day right. Anyway. I fast forwarded to a day when I can be a stay at home writer without having to worry about those pesky things called bills. It was a really nice dream. Hopefully with enough luck, skill, and hard work, I can make this a reality before I turn 30. That gives me about a year and a half to get my life together.(I just struggled to figure out how old I was. I tried making myself a year younger, which would be nice a several levels. Oops).

Anyway, I took my thoughts so far as to planning out my daily routines. My schedule is going to be epic and I can’t wait until I can put it into practice every day!

Writing and Editing

How’d I get so Busy?

On the plus side this is helping me out ot my internal issues of boredom. I don’t have the time to be bored! 

I’m reviewing one book, editing another,  I’ve got three of my own to edit (I think I’m giving the fourth one up. It was just a filler project and I don’t really like it. We’ll see though), book club, 2 blogs, and a full time job. Not to mention in about a week I’ll have a husband again. I married an accountant and tax season is finally almost over! And a ton of books to read,  Bible study, and yoga.

If I knew this would have helped I would have actively sought after projects in January. Oh well. Live and learn right? 

Books and Such, Writing and Editing

I Had a Crazy Ridiculous Idea

I should be a book reviewer. Like professionally. For money, perhaps through a newspaper or magazine or radical idea blogging. I not sure why it took me so long to figure that out. It would be a great way to combine my journalism degree with my love of reading. Now I just have to find said newspaper, magazine, or blog. (Any suggestions would be great).

In the meantime I’m going to review books here. Better than I have in the past. I’m hoping to brush off the dust of journalism and get back to writing in that style. Fair warning, you guys are the lucky winners that get to be my guinea pigs and read them. 

I also,  here’s a shocker, need to go to the library and research. I need to see what others do and imitate what I like and make my own hybrid style.