May 28, 2010

Taking a Stand

Hello, blogosphere! Glad to be back. Sorry about the whole no show, no write the past month or so. I've been *gasp* outlining. "But, you've never been a big outliner before! You're more of a pantser!" Yeah, about that. Recently, I've been doing tons of research for a new WIP. It's an adult manuscript, like I mentioned before and this is the first week I've actually started writing it. I'm on chapter two and am lovin' it. And even though I've got all the main points outline, my creativity is still overflowing to the pages. I might've made plot points, but there are still plenty of things to add that spice up the pages. And they're not spicy, but HOT (at least to me). Why? Recently, I took a stand on this manuscript. I decided what's worth fighting for, what's worth walking away from a job for, and what's worth turning my world upside down for. In the end, I came up with serious emotions and passions and figured out how to get them in the manuscript--and on every single page.

I've realized that if I'm writing, I MUST know the battles my MC would fight and why she would fight them because, if not, there's no reason for others to cheer on my new MC. 

May 7, 2010

The sound of victory...

... Or, in my case, the end of the school year. The next three months will be filled with writing, beach, eating, writing, sleeping in, writing, and oh yeah writing. Seeing as I haven't post since, oh, five thousand years ago, I figured I mine as well post this for myself. More accurately, to get my writing & blogging back on track.

What's been going on since my last post? I've been studying like crazy to make sure my college scholarships will still be available come fall semester. And I've been doing writing, but to be perfectly  honest it hasn't been nearly as much as I used to. Same goes for reading. I've been a real slacker lately (tsk, tsk, tsk) and my WIP has been postponed because of it.

On a good note, less writing has given my mind more time to imagine characters and plots and chocolate scenes (you know, the ones you can see yourself writing before the plot is even fully formed). And, it even gave me a blogging idea (which I'll et to come next week.) 

So, that's a summary of Ashley's Hectic Life. Hopefully, with school over, I'll have much more free time to do the things I've been begging myself to do.