I’m a little bleary-eyed as I write this. It’s been a looooong day for me. I woke up at 4:00 AM because I couldn’t breathe (damn forced air). Then I tossed and turned for about half an hour before I gave up on any hope of getting a few more winks.
By that time, my mind was on high alert and I got the brilliant idea for a high drama scene in my second book (still sans title because I’m only on page 30). I logged a few notes in my iPhone but it just didn’t suffice. I needed to get the words out, right then. So I got a cup of coffee and clacked away on my keyboard for an hour.
I love it. It’s rough, but has so much emotion. I’ll go through it again tonight and make some tweaks. Only one tiny issue. I’m not exactly sure where it fits into the overall timeline. I have a million ideas surrounding it on both sides, but I don’t know how to position it in the story quite yet. That will come. But the scene can work in so many ways. I’m so excited to figure out how best to use it.
Today was an ultra-busy day and the next few look just as full. My energy is all but sapped by now, especially after yelling and screaming about homework. But I got a bit of a second wind after dinner, so I Googled how to become a bestselling author. Just to get some ideas. =)
I came across a blog post by an bestselling author and social media guru named Kristen Lamb with tons of great sound bytes about the trade. I was hooked. So I followed her blog, followed her on Twitter, commented on her post, commented on another post, and then she followed me on Twitter! After some more Tweeting and re-Tweeting, I bought her book on Amazon – Rise of the Machines: Human Authors in a Digital World. Awesome cover, Kristen!
Even though I have a Kindle, I bought the paperback. Yes, I’m one of those people who like to make notes on the pages, fold them down, highlight passages and revisit as needed. I need the hard copy for all that. It’s just my thing.
Anyway, I hope she doesn’t think that I’m some wacko author-stalker. I’m just happy to connect. =)