Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Book? Maybe!

Most of yall would be very surprised to know that I woke up this morning with the beginnings of a book in my head. I was!

I hopped to it, as soon as I managed to get a cup of coffee.

Two hours later I had managed to type out 646 words. Words are my nemesis; we don't always get along very well.

I bugged hubby with...does this sentence sound right? How do you spell...? If I can't use this word, what would you suggest? What the heck is a semi-colon good for and how do you know when to use it? Blah blah blah, I was driving him crazy! Guess where he is right now...outside! LOL!

From what I can tell it might be a small book. I can't figure out how many paragraphs are supposed to be in a chapter. Is a chapter supposed to be a continuation of chapter one or can it be a different time line, different perspective or a deeper meaning of the previous chapter? I don't know if there are set rules to how it is supposed to be done.

As my BIL would say...Whatever! I'm just thrilled to have something running in my head that requires more than one page! LOL!

I would work on it more today, but as you know it is Sunday and hubby is home. Plus I have lots of things to do outside. Maybe I will get to it again later this evening. Hopefully I won’t have lost my mojo by then.

Just with this post and my story, I have written…913 words! Wow!


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

WOW, sounds like somebody is on a roll today ;0) Yay for you... although not sure I would want to be in your husbands shoes... I'd be outside too!

Ocean Girl said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! I hope to be there when it gets published!

Heather, you are the only one that recognised Clinton's words! I may be a little misleading with the princess pain thing that took it to 1997. I meant to say we still felt the pain even a year after, in 1998.

The pictures were of THE song Hotel California, in Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico. Thank you for playing along, I appreciate it.

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

SOOOO, we have a potential writer in our bunch??? Good for you unless it drives you crazy, or should I include hubby in that.

Spot said... [Reply to comment]

Yay! I'm 14,000 some odd words into mine. I might finish it if I ever allow life to stop getting in the way!!

Good Luck!!


mindy@thesuburbanlife said... [Reply to comment]

Yee Haw! I've had all kinds of dreams that I thought would work out into a killer book...and then I forget them. A writer...hmmm...don't think it's in my cards! =)

Elle Em En said... [Reply to comment]

That is so great!

I know how hard it can be to put your ideas onto paper.Last year I joined the national novel writers month challenge (it occurs each November) and finally wrote down a novel that had been circling my brain for years. It was rather cathartic.

With a start like that I'm sure you'll have a finished product on your hands in no time.

....oh and a word of advice, don't worry about punctuation, proper spelling, chapters and what not, doing that can hold you up. Just get the words on the page, the rest can wait until editing time.