This blog follows how a romance novel set in the Borders of medieval Scotland is researched, written and hopefully *hopefully* published.

Join me on the writing journey and get inspired to try writing a little romance into your own life!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Writing in Crazy Conditions...

Yesterday I did some much-needed (in my mind) research for my novel "Hollow Hearts and Hollow Hills." I'll share results with you shortly. It caused me to change 3 names (my spelling's weren't right for the period--close, but a vowel short here and there).

So last night I worked late and then dared to watch a show on the Travel Channel (I tell people it's my "patch" for times when I can't just take off and go somewhere). Then I went to sleep only to be awakened at 4am by my darling son who had slept on top of his bottle, soaking his entire sleeper. After a change and a book (I abridged the story dramatically) I headed back to bed.

This morning the husband let me sleep in. It was very kind of him, but it doesn't let me get any writing done. Then on top of that I got ideas for two new romance novels. I jotted them down on index cards and put them away. Maybe they'll grow into something, maybe not. I'm also jotting down the weird phrases that sometimes ramble through my brain. I treat them like possible titles for stories and then spend about 5 minutes wondering what such a phrase would be the title to. I jot that down, too.

I have my doubts that I'll get any real writing done today, the husband's schedule is wacky due to the holiday, the child's louder than normal, the tv's on, the dog's nutty because of the dreary weather and I'm just not finding an escape to write in. Ugh.

Maybe something will give and I'll get to write before I start work this afternoon... Here's hoping!

How do you write when there is so much chaos around?
~Saoirse

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