It looks as though I will be heading to my writer’s conference with a friend. She is a bit intimidated by the thought of it but excited to get immersed in the world… even if only for a day. It will be nice to have someone to talk shop with again. It has been many years since I had a local fellow writer. I still need to get a first page put into my laptop and printed for the conference. That will be something for me to do Friday. After I get my article written and sent in.
I managed to get three pages done on my novel yesterday. Three! The question remains as to if this will be back story that is just for me or if it will make it into the actual novel. There is a lot of history that needs to be told so it might just end up in the novel. I have pulled out some more of my research books to go through. I am not sure how to go about things as there are specific questions I want answers to but there is a lot that I need to read through to find the answers. Do I just read what I have? Do I get more? I can hear my Mom saying, “Can’t you Google it?” That is her answer for everything. Problem is sometimes it is not on there or what is on there is not right (geez… I typed “write”). I don’t want to get lost down the rabbit hole of research because what I am writing about I find fascinating. So I am trying to be selective. Then there is just the research that I need so I can mentally see the time I am writing about instead of guessing.
I also want to do more with this blog. I keep saying that I want to do this, that and the other on here but so far I’ve done nothing. I had planned to do a book review a week on here. I just need to pick a day. I keep dropping the ball because my plate gets so full. Maybe I will start with something that might not be newly published but that people might like just the same. Then I can do without too much effort if I pick one of my favorites. Then pull in a new publication every few weeks or so. Part of me is tempted to set up another blog page for this but I think I would not be as active and thus defeat the purpose for it. So I guess I will pick a day on here and see how it goes. Maybe branch out to a different topic every few days. I don’t know. I am thinking out loud here.
I find myself staring off into space rather than typing so I guess that is a sign to wrap things up. I will sneak a few photos in today. There’s not much to see but brown but it’s better than snow. Thank you for all your wonderful comments! Thanks for reading and stay safe!