A Return to Words

Writing and editing– they’ve been somewhat absent from my life lately. Honestly, they haven’t been a priority. Life has been full of other pressing matters and I’m not one who’s good at being creative when my mind is swarming with large life issues. I wish I was better at that, but there are times when fiction has to take a back seat to real life. I’d hate to sacrifice the quality of my story because I forced the words and/or edited while my mind was a million miles away.

Now that the big decisions have been made (reference my last post), I’m beginning to feel the pull of my characters and they’re demanding I pay them attention. I’ve sporadically been working on The Christmas Key and I’ve been tinkering with a new story– taking notes, jotting down characters, and scenarios– which feels good. I can see the new story growing legs and I think it’ll be my NaNoWriMo project this November.

I’ve had people ask me about the status of The Christmas Key. I’m still shooting for a fall 2016 publish date. As of right now, I don’t see that changing, and I’m dedicated to make it happen. So, stay tuned.

I have a feeling this next week will be full of words and ideas, and I have to say, nothing pleases me more than to feel the need of a pen in my hand.

I’ll keep you posted.

Until next time…



Filed under July 2015

3 responses to “A Return to Words

  1. I totally hear you, Amy. I’m not good at mixing writing with large life events either. The latter tend to take over my mind and I cannot concentrate on words of fiction. Currently taking a sabbatical from the writing process myself, for that very reason, so I completely understand the process. XOX

    • It’s nice to know people understand. I’d hate to force the writing, but have the quality compromised because my mind isn’t completely in it. I’d rather take a break and come back to a more clear path of words. Good luck to you and your process. xoxo

      • That is exactly how I feel, too. Does not do to force it, because then I end up with something inferior and have to re-write anyway 😉 xox Glad you got back on track. I shall eventually, I am certain. Just got to go with the flow of life 🙂

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