november nano

Back After a Long Hiatus

I back after some time apart from my blog. I didn’t plan it. It just kind of happened with caring for a 3 year old and managing my own health. My doctor’s appointments are slowly dwindling which is helping to give me more time to blog and to write.

Writing, yes, I am back to it. I have a few projects up my sleeve like to edit (PROJECT 1) Facade which is a book I finished during this year’s Camp NaNo and is over 70,000 words.

PROJECT 2 – Then I am working on a story called Where or Where is my Baby Gone? Which is about my nephew who longs for a family and finally meets the right woman whom he marries and has children with, but shortly after on his biking to work he is hit by a car and killed.

PROJECT 3 – Research historical fiction book on Sackets Harbor, NY and finish writing the story.

PROJECT 4 – Read through print out of journal entries from 2007 to find information on environmental and food allergies and gluten intolerance to write a story on gluten intolerance and how it changed my life.

PROJECT 5 – Write my story of living with fibromyalgia.

Well, there I think that is about I have for projects but the ones I am currently working on right now is PROJECT 2 and PROJECT 4.

I was doing NaNo this November (2019) but I haven’t been able to. I’ve written some days and plugged in my word count but I was just too exhausted to do it. That’s one thing with having fibromyalgia I always feel tired but some days are worse than others so it makes it hard to do the things I really want to do. But I at least try and make an effort.

That’s all for now. I’ll be back later with some updates.

Writing Updates

Back In The Game

Well, here I am listening to my music and back in the game of writing. Feeling great about life, now that I am off anti-depressants, still on an anti-anxiety though. Come to find out the anti-depressants I was on were actually making me feel depressed and making me sluggish and have not energy or interest in things. Now I a feel like a woman who has been freed. My clarity of mind has changed as well as my motivation and energy, and not to mention my quick wit and goofiness. lol.

I have come to realize that God has placed some changes within me. I used to write about vampires and all that supernatural stuff and read Stephen King and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles as well as was influenced by R.L. Stine. My tastes in what I read and write have changed quite a bit. I am finding I am more influenced by Jane Austen, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham, Jean Auel and James Patterson, all to various degrees. My new areas of interest are historical fiction, romance fiction (to a degree) and mystery fiction. Now, Since I really have no experience in these areas I have feel I have to do my research and learn about each before I feel comfortable writing in these areas. Granted, I have already started writing two historical fiction novels for Camp NaNo this year, but I have put those on hold for a while. I also have some ideas written down for a mystery novel, but again that is on hold while I educate myself.

Now the next step is trying to figure out where to go to find the information that is going to help me learn about these areas of writing. My local library didn’t have the books I was looking for so I guess I’ll just stick to using the Internet for now to see what I can find and then go from there. So this week I ‘ll be concentrating on learning the ins and outs of historical fiction writing. Hopefully what I find I’ll be able to put in a post and help other writers looking for the same information. Who knows? Guess we’ll find out.

Best of luck to everyone this week and God bless.