If You Can Think It…You Can Write It

Today I find myself doing some research for my unfinished book and the direction that I want it to go in. I started by looking on Pinterest (follow me on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/bnicolebs/) for the location where my book takes place. I have done this before for this story, but I need to get a better grasp of the setting.

Then, I found myself searching for books that make the reader feel like they’re on vacation, because I want my book to feel like that (a vacation in a book). Now my Amazon wish list is a little longer, and I’ve managed to do some research while getting a little side tracked (I swear they should make pills for writer’s ADD!).

As I write this book, I find that there are many phases, steps, and procedures that take place over the course of writing a fiction novel. I’m learning all of these as I go, and I’m more intrigued than ever to learn about how the writing process goes for my peers.

Thank God for Pinterest, because it has allowed me to learn more about the story I want to write and to learn more about myself today. My husband has always said that I’m a dreamer. I’m desperately hoping that he is right and that it pays off one day. My thoughts are wide open, and I’m learning more and more how to reign them back in to focus on this one project.

I guess what it all boils down to today, folks, is that I’m trying to keep my thoughts as big as my dreams, and I hope that I can condense these large scale ideas down into one concise and beautifully written novel. As always…prayers welcomed, and I hope this day ends with a bigger word count for you!

CARPE DIEM…

Distracted Writer…

This past weekend I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. It was a wonderful weekend and a busy one at that. Life has been happening, and I have been living it. I’ve also found that I’m consuming myself with interests versus writing over the last four or so days.

I decided that I would not be anywhere near done with my first draft until around August. That is my new goal–80,000 words or bust! I had a big day of writing on Friday, but I’ve gotten a little lazy and consumed over the weekend. I’ve found myself wondering how long it takes authors to write a full novel.

If you have any words of wisdom for keeping your focus when distraction sets in, please send them my way. I cannot wait to finish my work in progress, and I love my story, but some days I need to detach. Does this happen to everyone when they work on such large projects? This first time adult fiction author is curious how the process goes or has went for others.

All advice welcomed. May your ideas flow and your word counts grow!

CARPE DIEM

By the way…my baby turns one this week. Maybe I’m a tad hormonal and sad. I’m happy my baby is healthy and growing, but that’s one year of parenting that has come and gone. Okay…drying up my tears…have a great day!