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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the trouble with the organising…..

My day off (yes I know I just had a week’s holiday…..) and I have enough time to work on writing. But there is the problem with the organising. Or more I guess with setting priorities.

This morning it was tough between the GoodreadsMy big fat booky Challenge -athon‘s 24 hours in 7 Days reading challenge, Zara and my blogs. Well, my blogs are my advertising and Zara is a Marathon in itself so I decided to put emphasis on the blogs.

It is Tuesday so I do the You Tube Tuesday entries which do not need so long. I have decided to write more content at the end of the week because I think people have more time to read then. So the idea was to write those entries Mo – Wed when I have a bit more time because at the end of the week I am more tired from the working week.

Sundays are off-limits. That has not a real religious reason it is just that I am usually off  work and the rest of the family is there so I rather try to spend time with them (has not worked yesterday though as I was reading like a maniac 😉 ). But I feel it is really good to have a break and do something totally different. Besides reading I usually take photos or play with the kids. That gives me the energy to go on.

Am also waiting for a new sofa so I am kind of pre-occupied. Well, Facebook and Twitter also threaten my writing discipline but alas I just have to get over that 😉

Ok I promised a bit more about my novel.

Zara the main character (even though I am not sure if she stays the main one) has run away from her destiny to be the next leader of her people. They are very spiritual and earth connected while their opponents believe in technology and using whatever earth offers. She meets Alaana who has just escaped an attack by soldiers which killed her foster family and she blames herself for it.

As the spiritual people are without leader (god only knows how the others found out) they start attacking. One attack is at the village close to which Zara and Alaana are hiding in a cave (there is the cave again). They get rescued by Isagora and her men who bring her to Erecura’s Sanctuary and they meet Alexandra Alaana’s mother and Zara’s aunt.

I have been working on Zara, Alexandra and Alaana in the last few days but while doing so Demetrios ( Alaana’s father and protector) has emerged as well as Zara’s Father Seth the Emperor of the technology loving people……

Does that give you an idea? No? Well of course there is prophecy that Zara will safe the world but she never would have thought that the problem arises from her cousin Alaana.

Ok this is only one of my blogs so I better go on and get some content on the others as well. Good writing to you guys and gals……