I’m back to restart writing my book. I have been busy with my 1 year old, but now that I’ve gotten him trained to sleep through the night, I’ve been busy tweaking my outlines for the books in the series. I’ve signed up with Lynda.com and watched some helpful video tutorials by Lisa Cron on Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story. Since I’m writing a series, I’m trying to figure out all the characters and their stories, and how it all weaves together. I probably should focus on one story at a time, but since something in one book affects what happens in the future books, I have to set things up in this first book. This can make things very confusing, but I’m getting there. I doesn’t help that many of my ideas come to me while I’m driving my 6 year old to school, and I don’t have anything to take notes on while I’m driving. I can’t do much during the day because my 1 year old is very demanding (and I give in because he’s just so darn cute and I’m trying to cherish every moment of his babyhood). A lot of my motivation to get this book up and running has to do with the fact that I didn’t go back to work because my company went bankrupt and I lost my job. It’s good because I get to spend time with my toddler, but there’s a lot of pressure to figure out what I want to do with my life. I’m hoping that this is the way to go. I’m going to join the RWA and Toronto Romance Writers chapter for the RWA, hoping that this can further motivate me to write, write, write.
So, here’s to a new year!