Thursday, August 20, 2009

Itchy Fingers

I'm still buzzed over finishing book II. I find myself drumming my fingers, thinking about chapter 1 of book 1 which needs a total overhaul rewrite. On my lunch hour at work I've been doing a chapter by chapter synopsis, and peppered throughout are many, many notes to myself in red. They didn't bum me out, those notes. They seemed to be shining little bits of things I already knew, and much of it was just tying up to things that happened later already.

I am surprised. I was looking forward to the generous days off I gave myself, including one entire day off on Wednesday, where I didn't even have to go to my day job. I spent the whole day thinking about writing. First, I pulled out some notebooks I keep for my "novel ideas" (thank you for not laughing.) First: Endways of the Gods. A huge, HUGE idea that made me quiver in my fairy boots. I'm not quivering too much anymore. I think I can tackle it. After reading the notes, a scene come dancing out of the aether, and I banged it out on the Neo (little word processing device - Thank you Angie!) Then I had another idea show up while I was trying to enjoy Lord of the Rings for the umpteenth time. I didn't know what this idea is, so I wrote up some notes. I still don't know if there's a real story there, or is it just another orphan world/bit of magic that never finds a plot.

I've written a total of four novels now, and it was GREAT to finish this one. It was AWESOME! Now I only have one more leg of the story to write. The funny thing is that finishing the novel didn't make me feel any different. Wednesday did. On Wednesday, my "day off", I suddenly felt like a writer.

7 comments:

  1. Way to go, Bettielee! You've been sprinkled with the magic fairy dust for sure. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Huh, I was SURE I'd commented on this already. :-S

    You rock, sista! I see great things in your future. :)

    *Luvs*

    Adam

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  3. Thank you CR! I keep a small vial of it on my desk.

    Adam! Always glad to see you! Virtually. Of course. And I too am getting pissed at Blogger's lack of updatedness! Goshdarnit!

    bettielee

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  4. Congrats on finishing your novel!

    I was the same way. After finishing PORTRAITS, I figured I'd take a break. Instead, I couldn't wait to get started on my next novel.

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  5. Bettielee, this is Rose English from AW. Didn't want to read and leave. Admired your beautiful kitty cat. I miss cats in my life (had one, found out I was allergic but kept him, wheezed and sniffed for years). Enjoyed your blog, best wishes with everything.

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  6. Thank you for stoppin' by... I love my followers. One day, i shall arm you and take you out to pillage and conquer my kingdom! :)

    (that can come off so weird if you don't understand my strange sense of humor... really... I'm not dangerous! Not since the meds!)

    bettielee

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