Wow! It’s been a long time since my last post. I’ve had a lot going over the last while. Suffice it to say that one of those things was a “kick in the ass” recently. I’ve always enjoyed writing, as you saw in my posts last year. I always thought I had a story in me that I needed, or that I wanted, to tell — most likely the latter. However, all I’ve ever really written is short pieces, a little poetry, and several half-baked attempts at novels.
Anyway, life can knock you for a loop any time, so I’ve decided to write the novel I always wanted to write. I’m on the first draft of my third chapter. It’s going slowly, but I’m learning a lot (writing itself and the research for my story) and the process is a lot of fun — so far anyway!
At this point, I’m not too concerned whether it ever gets published, although that would be the ultimate blessing of course, but I want to prove to myself that I can do it.
What made me decide to write this morning is simply to share a tidbit I learned about tightening up point of view (An Easy Fix for a Tighter Point of View). It worked for me. I used the author’s advice and reviewed my first chapter. I found several instances, which I revised and, yes, I like the new wording much better.
And now? A review of the next two chapters to see if I can improve them.