Archive for October 1st, 2011

September’s attempt was the first unsuccessful story so far but that’s okay. It’s all of 15 pages and 6,975 words. I haven’t re-read it, nor will I have any interest in doing so in the future. Anyways, it’s a new month and a new attempt and a completely different ball game.

I woke up last night to thundering rain and it’s been overcast and rainy all day. I have a super fantastic feeling about this month’s attempt. I started to think about the beginning while Yesterday and I had an awesome walkies in Point Pleasant Park last night. I think it was a combination of time (it got dark quickly while we were there), my imagination and the paths we took that gave me the shivers. We did end up speed walking out by the end and we barely got out before I had to whip out the flashlight. It’s shocking how dark it gets so soon now- it’s my only complaint about the fall; I get caught off guard and end up in places that I probably shouldn’t or out on walkies without our poo light. Ah, well. We survived and I got a dose of scariness to help get me in the “write” frame of mind. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun). Plus, I found some great spots to head back to for inspiration if I need it.

Well, while we were out I managed to plan the beginning of the story. I always try to have at least the first sentence planned because staring down a blank page with 50,000 words on the meter can be mind numbing. I don’t want to freeze up because I don’t know where to begin. Well, I haven’t started it just yet but I can’t wait to. I’m rubbing my hands together gleefully and wiggling my fingers to exercise the little muscles in preparation for a month of a wild writing.

I can’t wait to see how this one turns out. I still don’t know if it’s going to be a psycho/slasher type or more supernatural/ghostly sort. This is part of the reason why I love working on these books so much- I have no idea what will happen so it’ll be just as exciting as reading it will be. I’m really looking forward to getting back into my writing groove and getting back to regular posts and journal entries.

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