Thursday, December 9, 2010


I've had this idea for a story rolling around in my head for the past few months and finally sat down today to start blocking out the plot, character sketches, etc.  I love the process of developing my characters, getting to know them...their histories, likes/dislikes, personalities...

The hard part is writing everything the way I see it in my mind.  Will the scenes play out the way I've pictured them?  Will the descriptions be as vivid, as sharp?  I guess my fear is that what I envision in wild, crazy technicolor will come across as boring black and white.  My characters deserve depth...will I give it to them?

I used to think I was the only one who felt this way until I recently read a wonderful book The Writer's Book of Hope by Ralph Keyes.  What was so encouraging about this book?  I learned that I am not alone!  I'm not the only writer who fears that what she put on the page isn't going to live up to what she sees in her head.  Whew!

And sometimes (like now, trying to finish this blog post) I don't always like what I write and that's okay, because I can always hit delete and start again...which is probably what I should do with this post!

Oh, by the way, I just found a contest to link to if you want to win a free edit from C. A. Marshall.  Go for it!  (I told you this post was random!)

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