For the past couple of months it has almost been perpetual rain here in the Pacific Northwest. Now, usually it does rain a lot , but this year has been one of the rainiest springs on record. Besides producing a lot of weeds in my yard and a lawn that is too damp to be mowed, it put me in a writing funk. I’d wake up to grey skies and rain. Both make you want to stay in bed and read all day, instead of going to work, much less write. The dreary days led to even drearier nights with more rain pelting against the sky lights and a cold dampness that not even the warmest blanket could keep away.
Writing Funk = Nights Filled with Dexter
So what did I do? I became addicted to Dexter.
Writing Funk + Dexter = #Writegoal
After watching Dexter for days in a row I began to be inspired by the writing in the show. Each character is unique, has their flaws and weaknesses and each one will surprise you. Dexter’s inner monologue, Debra’s foul mouth and Angels soft heart, not only had me laughing and crying, but inspired me to write and write better.
So, the next step was to pull myself out of this funk and set a writing schedule. Last week my writing boot camp started. I went to bed by 10 every night, got up at 6am every day to write for 2 solid hours. #writegoal was 900 words each day. I gave myself one rule: no Facebook, Twitter, email or blogging untill that two hours was up.
#Writegoal + Encouragement = Vampire Tracker #fridayflash Series Made Into WIP
Thanks to some very encouraging feedback from Icy Sedgwick, Florence Fois, Estrella Azul, Aidan Fritz, John Wiswell, J. Davies, Helen Howell, Steven Green, Danielle Lapaglia, Sonia, Chuck Allen, Stephen Hewitt, Clar Bowman-Jahn, Susan Helene Gottfried, Stephen, John Unkown, Deborah Rickard, Mari Juniper, Tim Vansant, Matt Merritt, Eric J Krause, PegJet, Catherine Russell, Leslie Rose and Mazz in Leeds on my #fridayflash /#tuesdayserial series Vampire Trackers I decided to delve more into this story. With the creation of my characters Lavella and Jeremy the pieces are starting to fall into place. My edits have gone well, made some changes, added some little bits in and improved the dialogue in the beginning. As of today my word count is a little shy of 11,000.
This is week number two and so far I haven’t pressed the snooze and kept up with my #writegoal. Yipee!
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