Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Okay, so I am in the midst of writing the second book in my River of Hope Series. I would say I'm at about the 8 o'clock hour. The what, you ask? Yes, as a writer I have this sort of clock image in my head, and it goes like this:
By Sharlene MacLaren
1 o'clock = I am off to a fabulous start. Darn, I'm good.
2 o'clock = I love the way my beginning scenes are coming together. There's fire in my veins.
3 o'clock = I can write! My readers will love this. I'm even keeping my office neat and tidy.
4 o'clock = I don't feel like writing today. Help me, Lord.
5 o'clock = I'm in a dry spell (my flame is down to a flicker), but I will write because I AM A WRITER!
6 o'clock = Where was I going with this story? Gotta reread the entire STUPID thing!
7 o'clock = This stinks so bad I have to put a clothespin on my nose while I write.
8 o'clock = I cannot write. My readers will hate this. My office is starting to smell like dirty socks.
9 o'clock = Yow! I have to start winding this down! This is worse than the underside of a bad quilt.
10 o'clock = Where did all these loose ends come from? God, I need SUPER DIVINE WISDOM!
11 o'clock = I see it, I see it. It's coming together. (Thank you, Lord.) I can't wait to come out of my hiding place.
12 o'clock = The End! I can't imagine putting myself through this again, but, alas, another story is brewing.
So, you see, I'm at the 8 o'clock spot in my project. This is not happy hour, folks, let me tell you! Please, Lord, get me to that midnight place. That's where I want to be.
Y'all can pray for me if y' feel so inclined. I'd be much obliged. (Pardon my grammar, but I'm in the middle of a "hillbilly" scene.)
Love and Hugs!!!!