Hello all! It’s been a while but I have been reading and have kept up with writing. This is largely due to a writing group I have been a part of over the past year — they inspire me to keep going. It’s a lot like group exercise classes, which are also crucial to my overall physical health.
I’m still working on my novel, and getting close to seeing the whole story written out on paper! It’s a good feeling. I started writing it during a low, pretty lonely point in my life and the story has grown with me, in a way. I’ve got the beginning, most of the middle, and the very end written. Now just have to bang out the part between the middle and the ending. After that, my plan is to print off the draft and get it bound with plastic rings then go in and get down to the nitty gritty.
I’ve learned that my process is to get the bones of the story on the page, then add the detail, beauty, and ambiance after the bones are there. Like Anne Lamott said, put the sand in the box and build the sandcastles later.
In other news, I’ve read some good books!