Done the first….

…. of the Morsmart entries and I really enjoyed it. I have a broad idea how it should go but let my creativity and intuition lead me where to let it go. The characters are not yet fully alive in my mind but I give myself the freedom to let them grow with the blog. It is just all an experiment and just a fun thing. Won’t do it every day though. Am not Superwoman lol or Superwriter :-).

I have always had trouble with routines. From an early age on there were hardly any in my life so I am just not used to it. Leaves you in a kind of creative chaos stage. But with all I have taken on with writing I guess I need some routines to get on with things. Wonder how I can manage as I am working shifts which are different every week so there is no real routine to get going. Figured out that I could create myself a writing routine though that I can follow no matter at what time of the day I am writing. Like starting with 10 min free writing, 1 hour Zara and then the blogs because it is easier for me to do them so I do them last. You have to trick yourself sometimes I assume. Well let’s see how we get on, shall we :-)?

Getting back into Zara will be tough because I have not worked on it for at least a month. Shame it is like that but it is not that I have not been creative and that is what counts the most.

Aw nearly forgot. Was reading Kirsten Lamb’s blog yesterday and followed her invitation to the WANAtribe but unfortunately Ning does not really work with Google Chrome so I have trouble to get back onto it. Am really disappointed about that as I am thinking about leaving Facebook. I do not like their constant changes and the questions about privacy and data protection. But on the other hand I am in a really lovely photography group on Facebook and it got me back in touch with a few old friends so maybe I won’t do it after all. But I really liked that WANA thing. You should go and have a look and make up your own mind.

Well that’s it for today. Tomorrow is Sunday my blog free day. Have some reading to do as I am about 3 Books behind my Goodreads goal for 2012. Finished the Thomas Hardy poems which did not really inspire me. Had too much trouble with the old-fashioned English. Now am getting on with the Arthur Miller short stories which are really good and gripping. I really want to know how they go on even though the incredible good descriptions of people, places and atmosphere sometimes bore me a bit. How can it be incredible good then? I am aware that they really create atmosphere but they are a bit too long for my taste at times. I guess I am too much a Twitter-child even though born in the 70’s :-).

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Reading ~ nurturing the writer to be

I had no energy what so ever to write in the last few days even though the story or more the story line was in my mind all the time. I guessed I needed some time off to recharge. Seems like I can write about half of the week and the rest I need to deal with other things.

Arthur Miller, American playwright

Arthur Miller, American playwright (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The story is called “I don’t need you any more” written in 1959. It is about a 5-year-old Jewish boy on one of the Jewish Holidays trying to get to grips with his mother’s pregnancy, her feelings for an old friend, with religion and how to behave properly. Arthur Miller really gets you into the mind of the boy and his anxieties and hopes. It is at times so intense that I have to stop reading.  I have read “Death of a Salesman” in School and enjoyed it as well but never got to read anything else. Definitely a loss on my side. Not only other things but also concentrate on reading. I guess you can not write if you do not like to read. A few days ago I started the Short Story anthology “Presence” by Arthur Miller. Just half way through the first story but my goodness is this intense reading. Have not figured out properly how Arthur Miller did it but it is a joy to read him.

Well, there is enough time to get some more from him. I definitely recommend this book for writers to be.

Now I try to get myself back to write the novel. Have planned to do housework ect today before I go to work so I will have the whole day for writing tomorrow which is my day off. Well, I keep you updated how successful I will be 🙂