Friday, October 12, 2012

tossed around in the wind

Somedays you just feel like a tree being tossed around in a windstorm.

Thinking notes (Who is she?)

Who is she to everyone else?
Who is she when she is alone?
When she is with him, just the two of them, she is quiet and needy, but to the outside world, she is a determined force in their world.
She is hiding something, but what, and whom from?

These are some of the questions I am trying to answer about my main character. She is an interesting character and only revealing bits and pieces at this point.

A walk in the country

The cool breeze began to drift away as the sun fell below the hills. The sky became a mixed of colors like the oil painting  hanging in the office. At this moment  the beauty of the sunset and the crisp clean smell of the early summer air.

***this was something I started over the summer. If nothing else I like the picture***

Naming my characters

Why is it so hard to come up with names?
I don't want the names to be cliche' but I also don't want the names to seem like they are someone from my real life. Seriously, I'm really struggling here as well as with a previous project on the character names. Usually I do ok with the heroine, but the hero always seems to give me issue.
So between plot mapping and character frustrations, this  year's NaNo is getting off to an interesting start.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Educating Mom

Or  something like that.
I am playing around with an idea.
The premise goes something like this: a frustrated mom struggling to teach her children at home begins to realize she needs educating and it isn't necessarily in teaching skills, but in life, compasion and, loving.

I'm not totally sure where this will lead as the characters are just now being revealed to me. I love this part of the writing process, meeting new characters and seeing where their paths lead.