Monday, May 10, 2010

A book

I am writing a book. It is hard for me to believe and I have no doubt it will not be published, but it is quite a thing to say you are writing a book.

Matt has encouraged me for years to do it and I always said, nah. I mean, it is a lot of work and you need quiet time of which I have rarely any of.

BUT, a couple weeks ago I sat in my room and wrote for 2 hours straight. I didn't even have a concept. I just let myself go and wrote and wrote and wrote. Before I knew it, the plot was unfolding.

I have researched how to write a book and I have read that you need to free write the book and never go back and read what you wrote until you have written it all. They say you will get lost in fixing problems and frustrated. They say it will really stink, that first draft, but then you go back and start fine tuning.

This is what I have done. I am just freewriting and not looking back. I let it go.

it is a mystery, a murder mystery, a serial murder family laughs cause I LOVE true crime shows and watch all of them: American Justice (seen em all), Cold Case Files (Yep, seen all those too), Snapped (women who "snap" and commit crimes), Forensic Files (all about, well, cases with strong forensics). I love them all.

I also love Criminal Minds, Cold Case, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, Dateline, 48 Hours Mystery, CSI, NCIS, etc. I am. Writing a book. I have written several pages and chapters. I have no idea where I am going. I let my imagination go. Matt has read a few chapters and he says he really likes it, but then he has some pretty thick rose colored glasses where I am concerned.

A weird thing about this process. I have been having some pretty emotional things happening and I find myself tearing up as I write. WHOA!!! What is THAT all about?? I take my laptop wherever I go to write as I find time. I am getting some pretty painful carpal tunnel.

So.....there you have it! Oh, boy. How cool would it be!??!!