I let my crazy life put my writing on the back burner. I have been contemplating plots, scenes and POV but nothing has been set down on paper. It is time to change that fact and get my butt in gear.
I opened my notebook with all my future stories and it gave me the inspiration to get busy writing. I started with historical romances because that was what I was reading at the time. As I looked at the plots for several of those genre they don’t have the draw for me because I don’t read those anymore. The story ideas are good but now I want to convert them to contemporary settings.
But I love history.
I find that most of the books I’m reading are biographies and mysteries. The development of one genre into another is not easy. As I looked over the research I did for the historical romances there is a lot of information. So many of them have characters who have obstacles rooted in the drama of survival in early territorial life. How does this convert to a contemporary setting. The human struggles are basic day to day living. The desires are food, shelter and establishing a home in hostile environments.
During a conversation with a friend who is also trying to break into the writing field I discovered how much I needed the perspectives and input from other writers. Her efforts mirrored my own and the enormous wealth of helpful material out there encouraged my own efforts. She understands what I’m trying to do and why I am compelled to tell stories. As we spoke of delving into who our characters are and why they do what they do, my mind began to race with scenes and plot devices. This is what I needed.
I want to be published.
I will keep going. I will make my writing the best it can be with the resources available to me. I have rediscovered the fun of telling the stories of the people of my mind.