Writing Fever

I haven’t posted in a while. I really had no idea what to say. Things have been happening, and my mind has been working overtime, but not coherently enough for me to manage a blog entry without sounding crazy. Yet I wonder if I ever really, truly, manage that!

I’ve started the novel for November – I have over 20,000 words. I’m basically pulling from my old entries here, and then re-writing them in a different tense, and often in a different way, to make it more descriptive.

However, as I was cleaning my room these past few days (weeks) in a desperate attempt to throw away ANYTHING that didn’t represent the future I want for myself, and the present person I am, I found something delightful. I found my Word Document of the book I wrote a few years back, Keeping Pace! I started this thing when I was 13, and finally finished at age 20. I submitted it to Harlequin, was rejected, and then the next thing I knew I was graduating college and starting my masters and getting my heart broken, and suddenly it got put to the side. And when I wanted to do something with it again, I realize that I had completely lost the computer copy of it – all I had was 341 pages in my hands, and no one really wants to retype 341 pages.

I had finally resolved myself to edit the hard copy, and retype the million (341) pages, when then I started my memoir and became excited about writing again. I also started putting together a publishable collection of poetry, so I would start taking that seriously, as well. The next thing I know, I found an unmarked CD, pupped it in the Macbook, and tada!! There was a folder entitled “Keeping Pace.” I literally couldn’t breathe for a few minutes when that Word document opened and it was all there.

So now I have three books in the works. All that need either some major writing or editing done, but books, nonetheless. NOW is the time for me to put all my effort into this – because what else do I have going for me? I’ve applied for a job, and I work on Saturdays for Sandisk, but other than that I lounge about and then go to the gym for a few hours. Which is all well and good, but if I could replace some of that lounging with editing, marketing, and eventually publishing my work – well then. Well then, my life could be brand new, and be more in line with the dreams I have always had for myself. 🙂

1 Comment

  1. Jess said,

    November 7, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Looks like you have to write about Panda, may be only 3 votes, but still.

    I’m so proud of you writing away! I hope you keep up the momentum, I’ve been waiting to see your books at the book store for too long.

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