decisions, decisions (elude me).

Tonight I started re-writing. Even though I told myself I wouldn't do anything else until I wrote "the end." Figuratively. But then a new perspective popped into my brain tonight, which really wanted to be typed out. Oh. And Secret Creature MC has a new name: LAYLA. Which I think might be her fourth name now. Crippling indecisiveness is really not a good quality. Ever.

I'm really liking the new way I've written the story, but I keep wanting to copy and paste from my last draft. I will refrain—or TRY to—so this really can be a whole new draft. And hopefully the best one. I mean, come on already, self. Either way, Layla (hello, Clapton, and your awkwardly subjected masterpiece—very YA love triangle—I can't go twenty minutes without listening to) will not be ignored! Or shoved away into the scariest recesses of my brain to be forgotten, either.


the first one

First blog post EVER. Why, one might ask (although hopefully nobody actually reads this one, 'cause embarrassing), did I get a blog? This will stand as a goal-setter for me. Am writing—wait for it—a book! But we'll call it a story.

A story about three teenage girls of mythological nature—actual creature affiliation will remain secret in the interwebs for now. A story where my MC is thrown into a totally different world (comprising gods—hello, Persephone—and monsters, heavens, myths, tartarus, etc.), and also hopefully where said character makes the reader cramp up from all the laughing they've done along the way. (Don't stomp on my DREAMS!) A story that I hope actually becomes FINISHED. Not too much to ask, right? Right. I hope.

Word count is at 67K, and the last scenes and a plethora of edits remain. Then it will be DONE. Or as done as a "completed" work-in-progress can really be called. I do have a nasty tendency to edit while I write, and my biggest goal will be to STOP that. Just finish the story. Then edit. Otherwise this last part will take another six-plus months. No fun.My goal for the writing-wise-but-not-totally-finished-wise finish line will be . . . July 25th. Yes. Then edits! Then critiques! Then, according to just about every author out there, more edits! Then? We'll see.

I have a feeling writing these blog posts will probably feel a little like having long writing-a-story conversations with myself, but what can you do? Here's to a finish line (or really, are they more like rest-points than finish lines?) in my future!