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, March 12, 2007

Novel Writing--and Racing

Well, I need to update my counter, but this morning's writing is nothing "to write home about" so far. But I'm plugging away at "Hollow Hearts and Hollow Hills" anyway.

I am moving ahead in a part of the novel that doesn't totally excite me, a little character development and minor action so we make it from point A to point B. It will be edited (again and again) and I'll beat it into shape eventually. But, for now, I just want to get the words down. Edit later.

Anyway, too much caffeine on the way home yesterday (it's a pesky notion, staying awake when driving ;-) too little sleep and a son that woke extra-early have combined to make me pause at only 840 words this morning. Yuck. Oh well--"These things are sent to try us..."

Unfortunately I need to do a few Board-related things (and bake a lasgna) before returning to the writing. Oh--need to post my word and thought for today, too.

I think I can. I think I can, I think I can... ;-)

I'm listening to "Wicked" right now, so things WILL improve :o) I still want a t-shirt that says "Defying Gravity" right across the bust. Wouldn't that be fun with a push-up bra? ;-)

~Saoirse

PS--If you haven't seen "Wicked"--read the book (Greg Maguire, I think), then buy the soundtrack (I like to imagine how the words and music will be used to express a full book) then see the musical. "Wicked" got mixed reviews here, but I'd see it again in a heartbeat...

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