The first time I wrote it I got so discouraged that it ended up in a dusty closet and didn't resurface for a good three months. I started work on it again back in May, and, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
For those of you who write, we all know what a struggle it is. We all know how it feels when you are merrily going along with your story and your own words suddenly turn on you and your whole plot changes drastically? The story you thought made perfect sense starts crumbling around you and its all you can do to not to scream. So you just kill all your characters, burn down your castles and kill your Griffin. Then press backspace. I had to do that yesterday and it was perhaps the worst thing I'd ever done. Lets be honest, backspace is terrifying. But it turned out to be a good thing. You see, I've been stuck on chapter 14 of my story for almost six months, but after pressing backspace, Inspiration struck! Out popped my notebook, down went my pen and out came my partner in crime, the EDITOR. I ripped down the beginning and took a different slant to my story. I was so excited that I had to jump up and down and listen to loud music. My book finally was making sense! I pulled out my mind castle and let the Sherlock take over.
So that is why I haven't been blogging much lately. Well, that and the fact that all my favorite TV shows have ended with horrific cliffhangers and my mind has been too harassed to concentrate on blogging. Netflix will be haunted until the S2 of Once Upon a Time comes out. I'm waiting!
So, how was your 4th? Ours was something EPIC, seriously. We played all sorts of ridiculous games, ate s'mores and dressed in red white and blue. Best of all was when we sat around the bonfire and started up a story. It was an pass-on story, which are the greatest when done right. What happens is, one person starts the story and sets a scene. The person on their right adds something to it and then the next person builds off that person and so on. Between my sister, the flames and the overall set of the night, we got one very exciting story with villains, heroes, magic, quests and all! In fact it was so good we recorded it for future reference.*sigh* I love my family. And summer. Summer is just awesome. I was so tired of cold, rainy days and having to curl up in bed with cold sheets. The sun if finally giving us proper 80 degree weather and that means a lot of walks, watermelon and catching butterfly's. I love summer :)
One more thing: I've decided that I really love Taylor Swift. I've always liked her enough but ever since I heard the Album "Speak Now" I just love her. Not only is her voice good, she seems super decent and really cute. This particular song makes me cry.
(From the Album "Red")