Nothing like a change of scenery to get my creative juices flowing. Or in my case a change of acts.
I was so tangled up in act one and not getting any writing done. I made a conscious decision to move on to act two and voila...writing ocurred; placeholders changed; a new haunted house fell in my lap.
And the best part - it was all fun.
I woke up very late Sunday with a plethora of ideas for act two and a scene forming in my head.
I heard the tv on in the other part of the house and I just couldn't risk it. I called my mom from my room and told her I was headed out to write.
I arrived at Fidalgo Bay and ordered a coffee. Fortunately I had brought my ipod as there were some very chatty folks there. I have a playlist full of eerie songs from Dead Can Dance. Do you know them? Here's one: Neirika
I haven't been able to replace my laptop yet so I was handwriting. I wrote solidly for about two hours. Got most of the scene done and all the notes for other scenes. Then I came home to the empty house and wrote the rest of the scene.
Mimi's placeholder is now Liv Tyler. In one of my favorite movies, Stealing Beauty, she is constantly writing little snippets of poetry:
Keeping Juanes as Donovan, this is working well. I'm in the process of changing placeholders for the villain, too.
I do what I have to do.
In other news - it's debut day for Jessica Lemmon. Head over to her blog, buy Tempting the Billionaire, and congratulate her. She's funny. The book is certain to be a good read.
Readers - what are you reading that's really good lately?
Writers - do you write in a linear fashion or all over the book?
I'm now hours overdue for zzzzz's so - catch y'all later!